OCZ Technology Group, a provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, has appointed Arthur Knapp as interim chief financial officer (CFO). Knapp replaces Kerry Smith, who has resigned to pursue other interests, and management has begun the search for a permanent successor.
Knapp has over 30 years of financial experience, most recently as OCZ’s vice president of finance. He joined OCZ in 2005 and had been the CFO until March 2009. Knapp previously served as CFO for 15 years at publicly held high-tech companies such as Duquesne Systems, Legent Corporation, Boole & Babbage, and Calico Commerce. Knapp also spent 10 years in public accounting, is a certified public accountant (CPA)/certified management accountant (CMA), and holds a BS in Accounting from Penn State University.
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