QLogic Names New CEO

Aliso Viejo-based server and storage networking equipment maker QLogic said this morning that it has named Prasad Rampalli as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Rampalli was most recently Senior Vice President, Cross Business Unit Engineering at EMC. As part of the appointment, QLogic said that Rampalli will also join the company's board of directors. Interim CEO Jean Hu will shift back to her position as Senior Vice President and CFO; Hu had been appointed Interim CEO in May. QLogic is a developer of high speed networking components for the storage market, including host bus adapters and related products. The company went through a big executive reshuffling in May.