"We welcome Jorge's experience and leadership to the SGI community", stated Mr. Verdoorn. "In his new role as chief executive, he will be responsible for delivering against our updated 2012 guidance, improving gross margins, and returning the company to profitable growth. His results-oriented approach and ability to think strategically will play a pivotal role in extending our track record of innovation, while helping us grow profitability.
"SGI is at the forefront of technical computing. The most influential researchers and greatest companies from Prof. Stephen Hawking to Total are using SGI systems to find answers to the world's toughest challenges", stated Jorge Luis Titinger. "I am excited to be part of the new SGI, building on one of Silicon Valley's great brands and fully exploiting the opportunities in HPC, Big Data and the Cloud. With the mountains of data and the need for more advanced analysis growing, more and more enterprises require the speed and scale SGI delivers."
Mr. Titinger has experience in leading and transitioning companies to make them world leaders within their industries. Prior to Verigy, Mr. Titinger served as senior vice president of FormFactor Inc.'s Product Business Groups. Before joining FormFactor, he held several executive leadership positions at KLA-Tencor Corporation, a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for semiconductor and related micro-electronics industries. Earlier in his career, Mr. Titinger was vice president of Global Operations within business and product divisions at Applied Materials. He also served in vice president and director positions at leading technology organisations including Hewlett-Packard.
Mr. Titinger earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Electrical Engineering as well as a master's in Engineering Management from Stanford University. He currently serves as Board vice president of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley.