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KIOXIA America Management Team
President and CEO
Mr. Namekawa currently serves as the President and CEO of KIOXIA America, Inc. With a distinguished career spanning over three decades in the industry, he has accumulated extensive experience through various senior-level roles in Memory sales, marketing, and management. As President and CEO, Mr. Namekawa oversees all aspects of KIOXIA America operations. This includes directing sales and marketing strategies across diverse product categories and R&D activities for next-generation storage products. Under his leadership, KIOXIA America, Inc. is dedicated to addressing customer challenges and advancing technological integration of its flash memory products and SSDs across a broad spectrum of applications. Mr. Namekawa received his BA from Hosei University in Tokyo and he is based in KIOXIA America’s headquarters in San Jose, CA.
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Mr. Nelson holds the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at KIOXIA America, Inc. A 35-year industry veteran, Mr. Nelson is responsible for the sales and marketing of KIOXIA’s cutting-edge BiCS FLASH™ 3D flash memory solutions and broad lineup of enterprise, data center and client SSD products including UFS, e-MMC and SLC storage solutions. Under his direction, KIOXIA’s high-density, scalable storage technology continues to enable new applications in existing markets such as data center, hyperscale, mobile/compute and gaming to a variety of emerging markets such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, and advanced driver assistance systems. Mr. Nelson has held numerous sales, marketing and product management positions within the company's Memory business unit, leading up to his current position. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and operations management from California State University at Fullerton, and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Senior Vice President, Data Center Flash Solutions
Mr. Muthal holds the position of Sr. Vice President of Datacenter Flash Solutions at KIOXIA America, Inc. He is responsible for creating innovative technologies and launching new businesses that are targeted towards solving current and future pain points of datacenter customers. Prior to this role, Mr. Muthal held several senior-level positions across datacenter storage, networking, compute, and acceleration infrastructure - including Vice President & General Manager of Disruptive Ventures Accelerator at Intel, Vice President & General Manager of Cloud and Enterprise Datacenter at Intel and Xilinx, and Vice President of Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Architecture at Broadcom, Seagate, and LSI. Mr. Muthal received his MS in Computer Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara, and BS in Electronics and Telecommunications from VNIT, India. He is based in KIOXIA America’s headquarters in San Jose, CA.
Vice President of Sales
Mr. Collins holds the position of Vice President Sales at KIOXIA America, Inc. Prior to this role, Mr. Collins held several senior-level positions in sales, marketing and management, including Vice President of Sales for Toshiba Corporation’s Semiconductor & Storage Company, Vice President of Business Development for Toshiba’s Display, Devices and Components Company (DDC) and Vice President of DDC’s Advanced Technologies Group (ATG.). As Vice President of Sales, Mr. Collins oversees KIOXIA America’s sales network & operations, including sales into segments of IT/Datacenter, Client/Mobile Compute, Automotive, Industrial/IoT, and Channel. Mr. Collins received his BA from St. Mary’s University and he is based in KIOXIA America’s Buffalo Grove, IL office
Vice President of Sales
Mr. Enright holds the position of Vice President Sales at KIOXIA America, Inc. A 20-year company veteran, Mr. Enright started his career with Toshiba in the Chicago area as a Sales Rep. During his tenure, he has held a wide variety of positions and responsible for the expansion into multiple segments including Industrial, Medical, Consumer Devices, and Automotive. He is currently Vice President of KIOXIA America and oversees the sales network & operations, including sales into fast growing applications including Datacenter, Mobile, Hyperscale and IoT on a global basis. Mr. Enright received his BS from Purdue University and is based in KIOXIA America’s headquarter office in San Jose, CA.