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NetApp channel executive leaving the storage vendor

No reason has been given for Bill Lipsin’s abrupt departure

NetApp channel executive leaving the storage vendor
Lipsin helped steer NetApp's channel programme through difficult times.

Bill Lipsin, the channel executive who helped steer NetApp's channel programme through tough times and saw the company become the only major storage vendor showing significant growth today, is leaving the company, according to a report on CRN.com.

Lipsin was known to channel partners as an outgoing executive who listened to their needs and acted on them.

NetApp announced that Lipsin, who has served as NetApp's vice president of global channels since he was hired in May 2015, is leaving the company.

No reason for Lipsin's departure was given, and NetApp declined to provide further information other than a statement that read, "Today, Rick Hegberg, vice president of OEM and Alliances, notified the global channels team that Bill Lipsin, vice president of Global Channels, will be leaving the company. The team will report to Rick while NetApp conducts a search for the replacement. We wish Bill all the best and thank him for his many contributions."

A NetApp spokesperson said that Lipsin's last day at the company is expected to be August 18, 2017.

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