(The Hosting News) – Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that Jeff Benck has been promoted to the company’s president and chief operating officer (COO). In this position, Benck will focus on delivering growth and diversification of products and technologies that drive the adoption of Emulex products in the data center. Benck will continue to report directly to Emulex chief executive officer (CEO), Jim McCluney. This promotion brought forth by McCluney, has been unanimously approved by the board of directors.
“Jeff Benck has been promoted to president and COO based on his successful execution on key original equipment manufacturer (OEM) design wins and his leadership as the company transformed itself in order to compete in the emerging 10Gb Ethernet network convergence market,” said Jim McCluney, CEO, Emulex. “Based on Jeff’s effectiveness at Emulex and his previous leadership roles across the industry, I am confident that he will help us fully realize the tremendous growth opportunities in front of us.”
“I would like to thank Jim and the Board of Directors for their confidence in our ability to execute and lead in the rapidly growing 10Gb/s Ethernet network convergence market,” said Jeff Benck, president and COO, Emulex. “I look forward to continuing my work with Jim and the rest of the executive team as we expand our data center footprint and strengthen our position as a key technology provider to server and storage OEMs.”