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VMware Names EMC’s Pat Gelsinger CEO to Replace Paul Maritz

EMC Corp. said Pat Gelsinger will succeed Paul Maritz as chief executive officer of VMware Inc., giving new management the task of pursuing new products and stepping up growth at the software maker under its control.

Maritz will return to EMC, which owns 79 percent of VMware, as chief strategist, Palo Alto, California-based VMware said yesterday in a statement. Gelsinger, chief operating officer for information infrastructure products at EMC, takes over Sept. 1.