Irvine, Calif. – Western Digital announced that company president Steve Milligan will take over as CEO, effective Jan. 2, 2013.
Milligan will replace current CEO John Coyne, who is retiring. This is Millligan’s second tour of duty with WD.
Milligan came to Western Digital when the company acquired Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) earlier this year. Milligan was CEO of HGST from 2009 until Western Digital bought his firm in March 2012. Previously, Milligan served as WD’s chief financial officer before moving over to HGST.
Coyne has served as CEO since January 2007. He joined the company in 1983.