CA Technologies has elected Michael P. Gregoire, 46, as the company's new chief executive officer, effective 7 January 2013, the IT company announced today.
Gregoire, a 25-year veteran of the software and IT services industries, was also elected to the CA Technologies Board of Directors.
He will succeed the retiring CEO of the company, William E. McCracken, 70. McCracken will also leave CA Technologies Board of Directors effective 7 January 2013.
"I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead CA Technologies," Gregoire said. "I accepted the position because I believe CA Technologies has a compelling value proposition, a strong reputation and a growing relevance for customers, software engineering, and partners. It is clear that CA Technologies is well-positioned to lead the industry as companies find it more critical than ever to manage and secure their IT environments in the cloud and efficiently provide business services that enable them to win in the marketplace."
Before this appointment, Gregoire was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Taleo Corp., a cloud-based talent management software company. Before joining Taleo, Gregoire spent four years at PeopleSoft. He has also spent 12 years at EDS Corp.
Gregoire will relocate to the New York area, the company said in a statement.
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