Automatic Data Processing: ADP Appoints David Goeckeler to Board of Directors – Form 8-K
ADP appoints David Goeckeler to board
ROSELAND, NJ, February 14, 2022 – ADP, a leading global technology company providing human capital management (HCM) solutions, today announced the appointment of David Goeckeler to the Board of Directors, effective February 14, 2022. This appointment increases the number independent outside directors on the 11-member ADP Board of Directors.
Mr. Goeckeler is a transformational technology veteran with extensive experience leading large-scale development operations that deliver disruptive innovation in critical infrastructure segments including enterprise software, semiconductors, networks and cybersecurity. As CEO of Western Digital Corporation, he leads one of the world’s most innovative data storage device and solutions companies with more than 65,000 employees operating manufacturing facilities in North America, Asia-Pacific and in the EMEA region.
“We are delighted to welcome David to the ADP Board of Directors,” said John P. Jones, Chairman of ADP’s Board of Directors. “His strategic thought leadership coupled with deep subject matter expertise in cloud computing infrastructure, modern software development and business models, cybersecurity and data protection are extremely valuable to the board and will help guide ADP’s innovation journey across its HCM technology portfolio. We believe this appointment reflects our continued commitment to bringing transformative new talent to the Board.” Mr. Jones added, “The Board reaffirms its intention to revert to a smaller 10-member external board over time.
“Innovation is in our DNA and continues to underpin our business strategy,” said Carlos Rodriguez, CEO of ADP. “We are delighted to welcome David to the ADP Board of Directors, as his insight and experience will help us accelerate our own digital transformation and deliver new experiences and technology solutions that meet the changing needs of our customers. and their employees. »
Mr. Goeckeler became CEO of Western Digital in March 2020. Prior to his current role, he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Networking and Security Business, with responsibility for more than $34 billion of the global technology franchise of the company. He led a global team of more than 25,000 engineers and oversaw Cisco’s network and security strategy and market acceleration, including development operations for the company’s broad technology portfolio and strategic acquisitions. Mr. Goeckeler holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Missouri at Columbia, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master’s degree in business administration. from Columbia University and the University of California at Berkeley.
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