Storage giant EMC Corp. announced changes to its top technology leadership on Thursday, with more to come this summer, officials said.
Erez Ofer, executive vice president of open software operations, will step down July 1, to take on a sales and advisory role in Europe, officials said. Ofer will relocate from the Hopkinton, Mass., headquarters to Israel, they said.
Mark Lewis, executive vice president of new ventures and CTO, will switch into Ofers current role. EMC will seek a new CTO from both internal and external candidates, officials said.
Ofer and Lewis will both continue to report to Joe Tucci, CEO and president, officials said. Ofer is not being phased out, as was original Symmetrix designer Moshe Yanai; Ofer desired to return to Israel for personal reasons, officials said.
Lewis came to EMC after serving as vice president and general manager of Compaq Computer Corp.s StorageWorks division. Leaving shortly after Companys merger with Hewlett-Packard Co., the move surprised many customers and industry veterans, as Lewis was a vocal EMC critic.
EMC is expected to announce a third generation of its AutoIS storage management software this fall.
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