Hiep Pham Appointed VP of R&D, GM of Vietnam Operations; Harold Teague Named VP of Engineering; Pair to Lead Intelligent, Secure Storage Advancements
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. – May 24, 2017 — Virtium, a leading solutions provider of solid-state drive (SSD) and memory solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), today announced the appointment of two vice presidents. Hiep Pham is named vice president of research and development, as well as general manager of Virtium’s Vietnam operations, while Harold Teague is appointed vice president of engineering. Both Pham and Teague report directly to Gary Drossel, executive vice president of product development and strategy at Virtium.
“Virtium is actively evolving its intelligent, secure storage solutions to embrace the fast-growing IIoT space, so technological and operational expertise is an absolute imperative,” said Drossel. “Hiep and Harold embody that expertise, as evidenced by their decades of success applying engineering and management prowess to developing powerful, market-disrupting storage solutions.
“These appointments add to Virtium’s strong customer commitment, while complementing the recent expansions of our field applications engineering and quality assurance teams. This expansion ensures optimal product quality and support. That support was validated recently through six separate audits of Virtium by large international customers — all resulting in 100 percent compliance with their stringent criteria for quality, security and processes.”
Before joining Virtium, Pham co-founded a number of start-up technology companies. He successfully co-founded and built WIDCOMM, which was later acquired by Broadcom, into a world leader in Bluetooth software platform solutions. Before these positions, Pham was president of the San Diego research-and-development operations for Uniden Corp. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from McGill University and a Master of Science degree in Communications from the University of Ottawa. He holds several technology patents.
Teague joins Virtium with over 35 years of experience in the storage industry. He was previously vice president of engineering, as well as vice president of quality at Western Digital Corp., where he was responsible for enterprise product development, management, validation and quality. He also oversaw WD’s Longmont (Colo.) design center. Teague previously held engineering and management positions with Control Data Corp., Pertec Peripherals, and Seagate Technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Master of Science degree in engineering and technology management from Oklahoma State University.
Virtium manufactures solid-state-storage and memory solutions for the world’s top industrial embedded OEM customers. We design, build and support our products in the USA, and provide a dedicated software team for custom storage solutions – all fortified by a network of global locations.
CommonGround Communications, for Virtium
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