Storage-devices maker

Western Digital

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said Monday that it named John Coyne president and chief operating officer, effective June 1.

Coyne was previously executive vice president and chief operations officer. Arif Shakeel, previously president and chief executive, will continue on as CEO.

"John's passionate focus on efficiency, speed and accuracy in all aspects of our business -- coupled with his ability to create and lead world-class teams to address customer needs -- have been critical to our success and in building a strong foundation for our future," the Lake Forest, Calif.-based company said.

As president and operating chief, Coyne will add responsibility for the company's business units to his existing leadership of business operations, hard drive and head manufacturing, materials, engineering, and IT.

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