Thomas Heiser, who has been with EMC for 26 years, has been appointed president of RSA, the company’s security division.
Heiser was already RSA’s chief operating officer and will now take over as president. Art Coviello has been appointed executive chairman and will lead EMC’s cloud initiatives as EMC’s executive vice president. Heiser will continue to report to Coviello.
“In nearly three years since taking a leadership role within RSA, Tom’s contributions to the business in sales, marketing and professional services and, more recently as our Chief Operating Officer, have been inspiring,” said Coviello. “We ended 2010 with rapid growth, balanced performance across our entire product portfolio and more new opportunities for the business than at any time in recent memory. Tom is a tireless advocate for our customers and his leadership, energy and commitment to excellence make him the perfect person to lead RSA into the future.”
Heiser joined EMC in 1984 as a sales trainee and, over the years, took on several sales and business management positions, having served as EMC’s senior vice president for corporate development and new ventures.