Peter Ungaro

HPCwire's People to Watch 2010

Peter Ungaro

Peter Ungaro
CEO
Cray, Inc.

This guy knows how to run a supercomputing company! Pete has been on our “People to Watch” list in the past, but this past year he’s been quietly reshaping the iconic supercomputer maker. While his competition has been scrambling to stay solvent, Pete paid off company debt, teamed up with Microsoft and Intel to fill out the company’s CX1 deskside cluster line, and captured the number one spot on the TOP500 list.

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Peter Ungaro serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Cray Inc. Prior to his appointment as President in March 2005, and CEO in August 2005, Mr. Ungaro served as Senior Vice President responsible for sales, marketing and service. In this role Mr. Ungaro was responsible for creating and implementing Cray’s worldwide sales and marketing strategy, expanding opportunities for current and future Cray products, collaborating closely with product development and other technical leaders, enhancing the capabilities of Cray’s global sales force, and leading service and support for Cray’s customers around the world. Prior to joining Cray in 2003, Mr. Ungaro served as Vice President of Worldwide Deep Computing Sales for IBM. In that role, he led global sales of all IBM server and storage products for high performance computing, life sciences, digital media and business intelligence markets. He coordinated IBM solutions teams that included sales, technical, marketing and product development personnel. Prior to that assignment, he was IBM’s Vice President of Sales, Worldwide High Performance Computing. He also held a variety of other sales leadership positions since joining IBM in 1991. Mr. Ungaro received a B.A. from Washington State University.

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