In an announcement today, Dominic Orr, president of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) company, announced that he is retiring effective Jan. 31. Orr was first named president and CEO of Aruba back in 2006 and has continued to lead the company ever since.
Aruba was acquired by Hewlett Packard in 2015 for $2.7 billion. Under HPE, Aruba has thrived, with new customers and continued product innovation.
Orr is retiring for the usual reasons, he wants to spend more time with family and to pursue personal interests.
"While his retirement has been planned for many months, the timing of January 31st has allowed Dom to complete the fiscal year 2016, while cementing the plan for fiscal year 2017," HPE stated. "It is also the right time to allow the business to focus on accelerating growth for the coming year. Dom will remain as an advisor to the HPE Aruba business and has already committed to a number of customer engagements beyond his departure date."
Effective Feb. 1 Aruba founder, and current General Manager and Senior Vice-President Keerti Melkote will take over leadership of Aruba.
Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.