Eugene Freeman


Professional Summary

Experienced corporate R and D manager working at the intersection of Business, Engineering, and Human Resources.   Enable the organization to achieve business goals while driving technology forward and allowing employees to reach their potential.

Employment history:

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise/Compaq (10/1995 to 2/2018)  Houston, TX
    • Manager Server Memory R and D (2014-2018)
      • DRAM Product concept to delivery for all Servers
    • Manager Server Architecture and Technology (2000-2014)
      • Platform Architecture, Embedded Management, Memory, Optical, Signal Integrity
    • Manager, Enterprise Storage Architecture (1995-2000)
      • SMART Array, External Storage Array
  • Symbios Logic/NCR Microelectronics (1984-1995): Engineering/Product Manager   Colorado Springs, CO
  • Texas Instruments (1979-1984): Integrated Circuit Layout Designer  Houston, TX

Responsibilities and Attributes:

  • Product Development and Delivery
    • Facilitate team to bring products to market on time, budget, meeting quality and value add goals
  • Managing multiple technology disciplines.  
    • For Computer Architecture these included platform architecture, signal integrity, memory and storage, embedded management, and optical interconnect engineering.
  • Working with a uniquely diverse set of personalities
    • Established a reputation in the corporation for this capability and hence held the architecture manager position for fourteen years.
  • Independent judgment
    • being able to motivate individuals in corporate climates that seem to move against their ideals for a period of time due to overarching market conditions.
  • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to communicate upward/downward and cross-functionally within an organization and articulate technical concepts to less technical audience
  • Technical Community Development
    • Member of Technical Career Path (TCP) Board for most of my career at HPE/Compaq
    • Member of Patent committee for most of my career at HPE/Compaq.  Last 4 years served as Technical Coordinator for Hardware discipline.
    • Participated in industry standards bodies including ANSI (Fibre Channel); JEDEC (DDR3/4/5); IEEE (Robot Ethics)

Key Accomplishments:

  • Brought Server Generations 6-10 to market on time, budget, meeting quality goals.
    • Gen 6-7-8 as Architecture Team Manager
    • Gen 9-10 as Memory Team Manager
  • Successfully lobbied to keep producing BMC (embedded management ASIC) rather than purchasing externally.   Established critical control point for the future.
  • Drove expansion of value add on commodity Memory with new RAS attributes as well as speed increases
  • 12 Technical Staffers on my team promoted to next level on TCP
  • No employee initiated turnover


  • BA Occidental College (Fine Art) 1973
  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (Standard Secondary Teaching Credential) 1974
  • BSEE University of Houston 1984

Professional development and training

  • MS Office Suite
  • Workday (Employee Management)
  • Anaqua (IP Management Software)
  • FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)
  • Playing to Win (based on P and G strategy)
  • Business Ethics (HPE Code of Business Conduct)


  • IEEE Life Member
  • ACM