Seagate Technology beefs up

Storage solutions company Seagate Technology has promoted Albert Rocky Pimentel to  president, global markets and customers. He was most recently executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer.

In the new role he will be responsible for Seagate’s global customer engagement, sales, sales operations, product line management, marketing and retail activities.

Prior to joining Seagate in 2011, Pimentel served on the company’s board of directors. His diverse career experience include roles such as COO and CFO at McAfee, senior vice president and CFO at LSI Logic, and senior leadership positions at Glu Mobile, Zone Labs, WebTV Networks and Redpoint Ventures.

Meanwhile, Dave Mosley, who most recently served as executive vice president of operations and R&D has been promoted to president, operations and technology. Mosley will be responsible for Seagate’s global hard drive, heads and media manufacturing operations, as well as global research and development.

Since joining Seagate in 1996, Mosley has held a variety of leadership positions, including: EVP of sales and marketing; VP and site management team leader for Seagate’s Longmont, Colorado, operation; senior director for R&D engineering; and he has led Seagate’s emerging products development team.

Both will report to Steve Luczo, chairman and CEO.

“Our traditional OEM and distribution customers are addressing important opportunities with new technology offerings and go-to-market capabilities. We are also actively engaging with many new customers directly, especially in the cloud services market and with start-up businesses that are also pursuing innovative technical approaches for their storage infrastructures and lack significant go-to-market capabilities,” Luczo said.

With the promotions, Seagate hopes focus more on the longer term strategic opportunities for the company, and to increase efforts around accelerating mobile and cloud technology strategies, Luzco added.