Leading Egenera as President and CEO, Pete Manca brings over 25 years’ experience in enterprise computing and business development, with expertise in a wide range of mission-critical enterprise data center technologies.
Previously as CTO and EVP of Engineering, Manca led product planning by working directly with customers to understand their most difficult challenges and guide Egenera’s engineering teams to translate those requirements into solutions. In particular, his leadership and experience in virtualization technologies has led to the continued progression of Egenera’s advanced PAN (Processing Area Network) architecture and was instrumental in setting the strategy for Egenera’s software business, acting as general manager for this business unit for the past 2 years.
Prior to Egenera, Manca served as Vice President of Engineering at Hitachi Computer Products America with responsibility for operating systems and enterprise middleware products—contributing to the development of the world’s then-fastest commercial supercomputer. While a Software Engineer with Encore Computer, he began cultivating his specialty in distributed operating systems as a member of the team that built the first commercial system based on MACH technology. He has also held senior engineering and management positions with Prime Computer and Racal Interlan.
Manca holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), where he has taught operating systems and networking at the graduate level.