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Sales Chief Leaves AMD

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the departure of Emilio Ghilardi as senior vice president and chief sales officer, effective immediately. Rory Read, AMD president and chief executive officer, will serve as interim chief sales officer while the company actively seeks a replacement.

“I'd like to thank Emilio for his contributions to the business and wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Read. “Developing relationships with our customers that are grounded in a foundation of trust through consistently delivering on our commitments is critical, and we are making progress toward that goal. AMD enters 2012 with significant momentum, and we are building upon that momentum by embracing the shifts occurring in the industry and marrying market needs with innovative technologies to become a consistent growth engine.”

Mr. Ghilardi joined AMD from Hewlett Packard in 2008.

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4 comments on “Sales Chief Leaves AMD

  1. roberte747
    February 10, 2012

    When your sales guy leaves usually it a sign things are not well in the channel. AMD is always on a fight to stay alive. Hopefully they can weather this.

  2. bolaji ojo
    February 10, 2012

    roberte747, And then the CEO takes on the job of being chief sales officer! Makes you wonder if the guy was fired for non-performance or if the company just feels he dumped them. As you noted, this is just one more rough patch for AMD.

  3. Clairvoyant
    February 10, 2012

    Another rough patch indeed. AMD continues to stuggle to gain momentum over Intel.

  4. Barbara Jorgensen
    February 10, 2012

    Agreed. I always root for AMD, even if it just to have an alternative to Intel in the market

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