Intel Combines Networking and Communications Products Groups
Announces Executive Shifts; Two Corporate Officers to Retire
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 14, 2001 -- Intel Corporation today announced that it is combining its Network Communications Group and its Communications Products Group into a single business unit aimed at providing building blocks for networking and telecommunications customers worldwide.
The new organization brings together Intel® Internet Exchange Architecture (IXA)-based silicon components for voice and data networks with the company's line of OEM communications platforms and systems for enhancing customers' voice and data-driven Internet operations. The charter of the combined group will be to address the needs of today's Internet infrastructure as well as those of next-generation networks that increasingly will combine voice and data. The new organization will be called the Networking and Communications Group.
Sean M. Maloney, executive vice president and former director of the Sales and Marketing Group, will head the new organization. Mark A. Christensen, vice president and general manager of the Network Communications Group, and John H.F. Miner, vice president and general manager of the Communications Products Group, will report to Maloney.
Executive Vice President Mike Splinter will replace Maloney as director of the Sales and Marketing Group. Splinter was formerly co-general manager with Sunlin Chou of the Technology and Manufacturing Group, which includes all technology and manufacturing operations for the company worldwide. Robert J. Baker will replace Splinter as co-general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group. Baker is currently vice president and general manager, Intel Components Manufacturing, responsible for all of Intel's wafer fab and assembly and test manufacturing.
Maloney, 44, joined Intel in 1982. He was named executive vice president in January. Splinter, 50, joined Intel in 1984, and was named executive vice president last year. Baker, 45, joined Intel in 1979. He was elected a corporate officer in 1999.
Intel also announced the retirement of two corporate officers. Stephen P. Nachtsheim, vice president and director, Intel Capital, will retire in June. Nachtsheim, 56, joined Intel in 1981. Gerhard H. Parker, executive vice president and general manager of Intel's New Business Group, will retire in May. Parker, 57, joined Intel in 1969.
"Sean Maloney and Mike Splinter bring the right knowledge and experience to their new roles," said Craig Barrett, Intel president and chief executive officer. "Mike led Intel's component manufacturing operations through the volume growth of the 1990s, and he has been responsible for overseeing our vendor-of-choice program, which gave him a solid understanding of Intel businesses, products and customer needs. Sean joined Intel in 1982 in the networking area, and he knows the dynamics of today's world markets, including the telecommunications sector.
"Gerry Parker and Steve Nachtsheim have had long, varied and distinguished careers at Intel," said Barrett. "We're grateful for Gerry and Steve's many contributions. Prior to his new business role, Gerry developed our worldwide network of factories from 1991 to 1998 as head of technology and manufacturing. Earlier, he led Intel's quality assurance and technology development. Steve built and led Intel's computer-aided design group before taking over the company's European sales and marketing organization. He then went on to manage our mobile and handheld products business, followed by his more recent role with Intel Capital.
"We wish both Steve and Gerry well in their future pursuits."