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Craig Barrett (Intel President)
Craig R. Barrett (born August 29 1939) has been the President of Intel Corporation since 1997 and its Chief Executive Officer since 1998. He is due to retire in 2005. He successfully led the corporation through some of its worst times, including the burst of the "dot-com bubble" and a severe recession.
Craig Barrett attended California's Stanford University from 1957 to 1964, and received a Ph.D. in Materials Science. After graduation, he joined the Stanford University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and remained there until 1974. Dr. Barrett was NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Physical Laboratory in England from 1964 to 1965. He was also a Fulbright Fellow to the Technical University of Denmark in 1972.
Awards and Publications
In 1969, Dr. Barrett received the Robert Lansing Hardy Award of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society , and remains a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Barrett is the author of over forty technical papers dealing with the influence of microstructure on the properties of materials, and wrote a textbook on materials science, "The Principles of Engineering Materials," which remains in use today.
Employment at Intel Corporation
Dr. Barrett was employed by Intel Corporation in 1974 as a manager. He was promoted to vice presidency of the corporation in 1984; to senior vice president in 1987, and executive vice president in 1990. Dr. Barrett was elected to Intel Corporation's Board of Directors in 1992 and was named the company's Chief Operating Officer in 1993. He became Intel's fourth President in May 1997, and Chief Executive Officer in 1998. He is due to step down in May 2005 because of mandatory retirement requirements due to his age.
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