NetApp chief Tom Georgens experience with established tech firms to serve Autodesk’s ‘best interests’
Autodesk Inc., a global leader in 3D design software for manufacturing, building, construction, engineering and entertainment, said Monday Tom Georgens, CEO of NetApp Inc., has been appointed to its board of directors.
Georgens has led Sunnyvale, Calif.-based NetApp since 2009 and was appointed to the company’s board the year before. NetApp, formerly Network Appliance, Inc., is a data storage and management firm. It is the largest data storage provider to the U.S. government and claims leading storage market share in Germany. NetApp has 150 offices globally.
His prior roles at NetApp include executive vice president and general manager of enterprise storage systems, executive vice president of product operations and chief operating officer.
Before joining NetApp, Georgens was CEO at Engenio, a subsidiary of LSI Logic, for the last two years of a nine-year stint there. Georgens also counts 11 years at EMC Corporation in a variety of engineering and marketing roles as part of his experience.
He earned B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in computer and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s degree in business administration from Babson College.
Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk (Nasdaq: ADSK), headquartered in San Rafael, Calif., welcomed Georgens to his company’s board.
“Tom brings a wealth of experience and perspective in working with established technology companies that will serve the best interests of the company and our shareholders,” said Bass.