ALISO VIEJO, Calif., -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high performance computing (HPC), today announced that Kathryn Braun Lewis has been appointed to its board of directors effective February 12, 2008. Lewis currently serves as vice chairman of the board of directors of Share Our Selves and THINK Together, both organizations that serve people at risk in Southern California.
Until her retirement in 1998, Lewis held several executive positions with Western Digital Corporation. Most recently, Lewis was president and chief operating officer of Western Digital's Personal Storage Division, where she was responsible for its worldwide operations, including research and development, manufacturing and marketing. Under her 18 year leadership, the Personal Storage Division evolved from the world's leading supplier of personal computer disk controllers in the mid 1980's into the technology leader in the PC segment of the hard drive industry.
Lewis has held board positions at 3 publicly traded companies: Lantronix, Inc., a producer of innovative networking solutions, Artisoft, Inc., a supplier of computer telephony products, and PacifiCorp, an electric utility company now part of Warren Buffet's portfolio.
"I am confident that Kathy will be a significant contributor to QLogic's strategic vision," said H.K. Desai, chairman and chief executive officer of QLogic. "Based on her extensive leadership experience as a senior executive with a leading multinational technology company, as well as her previous board experience, she will be an invaluable addition to our board of directors."