November 14, 2008

Dell Chief Technology Officer Quits

Dell's chief technology officer Kevin Kettler plans to leave the company in January after serving 13 years at the US computer maker.

Kettler joined Dell in 1996 as manager of the Dell Precision Workstation group and later become the chief technology officer. He played a lead role in shaping Dell's technology strategy and pushing across-the-board innovation at the company.

The resignation comes a week after Dell announced cost-cutting measures to save $3 billion in annual costs by 2010 through slashing 8,900 jobs worldwide along with a recruitment freeze. Earlier this month, Casey Jones, the company's vice president of marketing, left the company.

Dell spokesperson David Frink said: "This is something Kevin's been planning for some time and we're working to find a successor. The two executives' departure has nothing to do with Dell's ongoing cost-cutting effort."