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Flex has announced that Dr. Kevin Kettler has joined the company as chief technology officer and senior vice president of the Cloud Business Unit, which is part of the Communications and Enterprise Compute (CEC) business group at Flex.
Flex cloud solutions help customers transition technology changes by designing and co-developing product platforms and by delivering and deploying network, storage and server nodes at rack architecture level for broad-based cloud data center deployments.
Caroline Dowling, president of CEC at Flex, said, “As our CEC cloud customer portfolio, capabilities and product solutions continue to expand, the team and I are thrilled to have an industry veteran of Kevin’s caliber join us to help lead, grow and accelerate the ongoing development of innovative cloud solutions at Flex.”
Dr. Kettler is a seasoned industry expert with more than 25 years of experience working across the server, storage and compute market segments, among others. Dr. Kettler’s career started with IBM where he contributed to the early development of next generation compute products. He later joined Dell, where he served as the corporate CTO, leading the global architecture and technology teams driving next generation desktop, notebook, server, storage and networking designs. Most recently, Dr. Kettler was a full-time consultant in Qualcomm’s new datacenter business unit. He holds several U.S. patents and is a published author on the subject of real-time/multimedia systems.
Dr. Kettler earned his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University, and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas, and has served on engineering advisory councils at the University of Texas and Carnegie Mellon University.
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