Micron appoints Darren Thomas as VP of Storage Business Unit Micron Technology, Inc. this week announced that Darren Thomas has been named as vice president of Micron’s Storage business unit. Thomas will be responsible for overseeing Micron’s solid state storage business that ranges from hard disk drive replacements with solid state drives (SSDs) to enterprise-class storage solutions. He brings more than 30 years of experience to Micron and most recently served as the vice president of Enterprise Storage for Dell Inc. “The role of flash memory technology in storage will continue to grow, and Micron is investing to drive innovation, reliability and performance in our storage business,” said Micron President Mark Adams. “We are excited to have Darren join us and bring his leadership and industry experience to this effort moving forward.” Read more: Micron 16nm NAND wins Flash Memory Summit Best of Show Award Thomas’ professional background includes serving in multiple storage and engineering executive and management positions at Texas Instruments and Compaq Computer Corporation, among other companies, prior to joining Dell. An engineering graduate from Memphis University, Thomas was also instrumental in founding the Storage Networking Industry Association. Micron Technology, Inc., is a developer in advanced semiconductor systems. Micron’s portfolio of high-performance memory technologies—including DRAM, NAND and NOR Flash—is the basis for solid state drives, modules, multichip packages and other system solutions.