Sean Maloney of Intel's Architecture Group, which includes the vendor's highly profitable server and client chip businesses, is taking a medical leave of absence after suffering a stroke. Intel officials say Maloney's prognosis for a full recovery is excellent and he plans to take several months to recuperate before returning to work.
Sean Maloney, an Intel executive vice president and general manager of the
Intel Architecture Group, is taking a leave of absence from the company.
Maloney suffered a stroke at his home, Intel officials said in
a statement March 1.
Intel expects that Maloney will be recuperating for several
months, after which time he will resume his work at the company. His prognosis
for a full recovery is excellent, according to the statement.
In the interim, Dadi Perlmutter, also an executive vice
president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group, will take over
Intel President and CEO Paul
Otellini said he visited Maloney and "his sense of humor and determination
to return to work filled the room. We wish him a speedy recovery and look
forward to his return."
Maloney, who has been with Intel since 1982, assumed his latest
position with Intel in September 2009, when Intel
restructured its business units,
assembling all of the major product
divisions-including the server and client chip businesses-into the newly formed
Intel Architecture Group.
Maloney and Perlmutter were tapped to co-manage the unit, with
Maloney being responsible for business and operations and Perlmutter focusing
on product development and architecture.
At the same time, Pat Gelsinger, a 30-year Intel veteran who
rose up to the level of senior vice president and general manager of the
company's Digital Enterprise Group, left the chip maker to become president and
chief operating officer of storage giant EMC's
Information Infrastructure Products unit.
Industry observers said Gelsinger's departure opened up
opportunities for several Intel executives, particularly Maloney, whom many saw
as a possible successor to Otellini.
Maloney had been an executive vice president and chief sales and marketing
officer at Intel before the reorganization.