SGI Names Internal Talent to Top Engineering Posts

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SGI logoSGI today announced two new additions to their executive engineering staff.  The new additions were actually promotions from within.  Rick Chapek was named senior vice president of hardware engineering and Christian Tanasescu was named vice president of software engineering, effective immediately.  Rick will be responsible for key hardware development and engineering deliverables across SGI product families including high-performance computing (HPC), servers, storage and data center computing solutions.  Christian will be responsible for system software and middleware development, independent software vendors (ISVs) relationships, applications benchmarking and SGI’s cloud computing solution, Cyclone(TM).  They have been with the company since 1996 and 1992, respectively.

SGI solutions are at the forefront of performance, scale and efficiency,” said Mark J. Barrenechea, SGI CEO. “With Rick and Christian’s proven technical capabilities, experience and leadership, they will help SGI deliver even stronger products to our customers.”

Congrats to Rick and Christian on their recent promotions.  For more info, read the full release here.