Forrest Norrod Joins AMD as SVP and GM of EESC
Forrest Norrod(49)has joinedAMD as senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom (EESC) business group, reporting to President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. Norrodwill beresponsible for managing all aspects of strategy, business management, engineering, and sales for AMD’s EESC business.He replaces Dr. Su, who has held the position on an interim basis since July.
“Forrest is an industry veteran whose strong track record of establishing and growing businesses strengthens our leadership team,” said Dr. Su. “Forrest’s unique combination of engineering, business management and technical expertise at both the chip and system level make him ideally suited to lead AMD into an expanded set of markets where our differentiated technology assets provide a competitive advantage.”
Norrod most recently was vice president and general manager of Dell’s server business, driving the business tomarket share leadership in several key geographies and markets.