MILPITAS, Calif., April 9, 2013 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced it has appointed Henri Richard as senior vice president (SVP) of worldwide OEM & enterprise sales. Reporting to Sanjay Mehrotra, SanDisk’s president and CEO, Richard brings 25 years of experience as a senior sales and marketing executive in the high technology industry, with significant experience in the semiconductor market. Richard will be responsible for global sales, service and support for SanDisk’s growing customer base in the OEM, B2B and enterprise channels. These include smartphone and tablet manufacturers, enterprise storage companies, PC manufacturers, value-added resellers, distributors and direct enterprise customers.
Mehrotra commented, “Henri’s proven track record and deep experience in the storage, semiconductor, systems and software industries will build upon our strong OEM and enterprise sales organizations. His addition bolsters the executive team, further enabling our long-term growth strategies and leadership in the flash memory industry.”
Prior to joining SanDisk, Richard served as SVP and chief sales and marketing officer for Freescale since 2007, leading an organization of over 1,000 people with functional responsibilities that included sales, technical support, and corporate, field and segment marketing. Prior to Freescale, Richard held various senior executive sales and marketing positions at companies including AMD, WebGain, IBM and Seagate. Richard has worked in both the U.S. and Europe, and his experience includes entrepreneurial roles in addition to senior corporate positions.
Richard holds a Baccalaureate E Science & Technology degree from Ecole Nationale Radiotechnique Electronique Appliquee in France; he also attended the Université Paris Jussieu, the Ville d’Avray Institute of Technology and completed numerous executive development programs at the CRC Jouy en Josas.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) is a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, from research and development, product design and manufacturing to branding and distribution for commercial and retail channels. Since 1988, SanDisk’s innovations in flash memory and storage system technologies have provided customers with new and transformational digital experiences. SanDisk’s diverse product portfolio includes flash memory cards and embedded solutions used in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, digital media players and other consumer electronic devices, as well as USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSDs) for the computing market. SanDisk’s products are used by consumers and enterprise customers around the world.
SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.
|Lee Garvin Flanagin|
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