Emulex announces leadership transition
Mr. Benck joined Emulex in May 2008 as executive vice president and COO and was subsequently appointed to the position of president and COO in August 2010. Previously, Mr. Benck served as president and COO at QLogic. Prior to joining QLogic, he spent 18 years at IBM, most recently serving as vice president of xSeries, BladeCenter and Retail Store Solutions development.
While at IBM, Mr. Benck's focus included growth initiatives, product development, marketing and strategy, portfolio management and customer relationships. Mr. Benck is widely known for his role in establishing IBM's blade server product line.
Mr. Benck holds a Master of Science degree in management of technology from University of Miami and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr. Benck holds six U.S. patents in the computer systems field.
James M. McCluney, who has served as Emulex's CEO since 2006, has been named executive chairman of the board. ■