Western Digital Corp. (Nasdaq: WDC) today announced the appointments of Kimberly Alexy and Stephanie Streeter to its board of directors. Alexy and Streeter were also appointed to the audit committee of the board of directors.
Together they bring to Western Digital decades of experience in strategic leadership in vertically integrated manufacturing, supply chain and distribution.
Alexy, 48, founded Alexy Capital Management, a private investment fund, in 2005 and serves as its principal. Alexy has been an active board member at multiple publicly-traded technology companies for many years and will contribute her deep experience in data analytics, cybersecurity and the Internet of Things. Streeter, 61, is an accomplished business executive who will provide management and operational expertise to the Western Digital board. Streeter served as the chief executive officer of Libbey Inc., a producer of glass tableware and other tabletop products, from 2011 to 2016, where she developed and implemented a new corporate strategy and reconstructed the company's balance sheet, manufacturing network and cost base.
"I am very pleased to welcome Kimberly and Stephanie to the Western Digital board of directors," said Matthew E. Massengill, chairman of the board of Western Digital. "Kimberly is a seasoned financial services professional with more than 20 years of experience in capital markets, corporate finance and investments who has expertise in both finance and technology. Stephanie is a veteran chief executive officer of several large organizations and businesses and oversaw companies with manufacturing and operations across the globe. Our new board members bring deep insights and fresh perspectives to our board and our audit committee as we continue to transform our business to address the increasing volume, velocity and value of data. The appointments of Kimberly and Stephanie also exemplify our continued commitment to diversity in the boardroom."
Alexy previously held executive research analyst roles at several financial services firms for nearly a decade, including at Prudential Securities, Lehman Brothers and Wachovia Bank. Alexy also serves on the boards of directors of Alteryx, Inc., CalAmp Corp., FireEye, Inc., and Five9 Inc. Alexy is a chartered financial analyst and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University and a Master of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary.
Streeter served as the acting chief executive officer of the United States Olympic Committee from 2009 to 2010 and served on its board of directors from 2004 to 2009, prior to joining Libbey. Previously, Streeter held numerous senior management positions at Banta Corporation, a global technology, printing and supply-chain management company, where she served as chairman, president and chief executive officer, and at Avery Dennison Corporation, a global materials science and manufacturing company. Streeter also serves on the boards of directors of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Kohl's Corporation, and Olin Corporation. Streeter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University.
With these appointments, Western Digital's board is comprised of eleven directors, ten of whom are external and independent.
About Western Digital
Western Digital creates environments for data to thrive. The company is driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve, access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data. Everywhere data lives, from advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal devices, our industry-leading solutions deliver the possibilities of data. Western Digital® data-centric solutions are marketed under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™ and WD® brands. Financial and investor information is available on the company's Investor Relations website at investor.wdc.com.
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