Advanced Micro Names IBM Exec To Head Manufacturing

Douglas Grose has been appointed senior vice president of technology, manufacturing and supply chain at AMD, after two years at IBM.

Advanced Micro Devices said Monday that Douglas Grose has been appointed senior vice president of technology development, manufacturing and supply chain.

Grose will have global responsibility for AMD’s global manufacturing and process technology operations as well as overall supply chain management. Manufacturing responsibilities include AMD-owned facilities as well as all current foundry relationships.

Grose joins AMD from IBM, where he served as the general manager of technology development and manufacturing for the systems and technology group. Grose will succeed Daryl Ostrander, who will retire this year.

“Over the last decade AMD’s manufacturing operations have risen to a leadership position in the industry, with our fabs recognized for their high levels of technology innovation, productivity and efficiency,” said Dirk Meyer, President and Chief Operating Officer of AMD. “Doug joins AMD with a proven track record of operational excellence, and we look forward to his leadership as we intelligently scale our capacity and execute on a number of major strategic initiatives to further enhance our manufacturing capabilities in the coming years.”

At IBM, Grose oversaw the company’s microprocessor production, process technology development and packaging operations. Before joining IBM, Grose was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Nanotech Resources, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that develops and deploys advanced technology throughout New York State by coordinating nanotechnology education and research programs within the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

“I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to assume a leadership position like this at AMD,” said Grose. “With a tremendous foundation already in place, I look forward to applying my skills as we build a unique hybrid manufacturing model that delivers highest levels of responsiveness and value to our customers.”