Jeff VerHeul is the senior vice president for corporate engineering where he oversees the development of SanDisk's growing portfolio of SSD, embedded and removable products and solutions. VerHeul brings 30 years of engineering and management experience to SanDisk where joined from Standard Microsystems Corporation (SMSC), now a part of Microchip Technology. At SMSC he was senior vice president of engineering. Prior to that, he held executive roles at AMD in platform solutions engineering and silicon design. Verheul began his career at IBM where he spent 25 years in positions that included the vice president of server development, vice president of product development for microelectronics, and vice president of engineering and technology services. VerHeul holds a master's degree in management of technology from MIT, and a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Iowa State University.