The countdown to EMC's succession transition is underway. EMC CEO Joe Tucci plans to remain an active chairman and CEO through 2012. In the meantime, may the jockeying begin for his replacement.
As noted by previous reports, EMC named former Intel executive Pat Gelsinger to be president and chief operating officer for EMC's information infrastructure products. Gelsinger is in charge of EMC storage lines, the RSA unit, content management and Ionix IT management divisions (statement).
Gelsinger was senior vice president and co-general manager of Intel's digital enterprise group, which includes the chip giant's PC, server and embedded semiconductor lines.
EMC also took the Gelsinger appointment to reshuffle its executive suite. Howard Elias will be president and chief operating officer of EMC's information infrastructure and cloud services unit.
Tucci said that EMC will have one of the most talented technology executive teams. His executive office of the chairman now includes:
- And CFO David Goulden.
Those three are also expected to be in the running for Tucci's job when he leaves.