Western Digital Names Milligan CEO-in-Waiting
Western Digital said Monday that Steve Milligan, currently its president, will become the company's CEO in January, upon the retirement of current CEO John Coyne.
Coyne has been CEO of the company since 2007, and has been with the company since 1983. Milligan, the company's former CFO, returned earlier this year.
"We are grateful to John Coyne for his many years of dedication and strong leadership," Tom Pardun, chairman of the board, said as part of the announcement. "He and his team have strategically positioned the company at the center of the storage industry, as a consistently profitable market and technology leader well positioned to address the tremendous opportunities in the changing digital world.