Brian Halla will retire as Chief Executive Officer of National Semiconductor at the end of November, remaining as Executive Chairman of the company. He will also retire from the Board of Directors at the end May, 2010, exactly 14-years after joining the company. Donald Macleod will replace Halla, currently National's President and Chief Operating Officer.
Don Macleod, 61, joined National in 1978. He rose through the Finance and European Sales and Marketing organizations before becoming Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1991. He was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President and COO in 2001 and to his current position of president and COO in 2005.He holds both a bachelor of science degree in economics and an honorary Doctor of the University degree from the University of Stirling.