Tech veteran Bill Hilf takes on CEO role at Vulcan

Bill Hilf
Bill Hilf, a veteran of Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft, will become CEO of Vulcan Inc. (Credit: Vulcan)

Thirty years after Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen established Vulcan Inc. to build on his vision of a wired world, he’s giving the job of chief executive officer to an outsider: Bill Hilf, a technologist who’s held leadership roles at Hewlett Packard and Microsoft.

“Bill will join Vulcan Dec. 1, reporting directly to me,” Allen said today in a memo. “I will remain chairman and founder, and look forward to working with Bill in setting Vulcan’s vision and strategy and tackling our slate of challenging initiatives.”

Allen has been serving as CEO since 2014, when his sister, Jody Allen, left that post.

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By Alan Boyle

Mastermind of Cosmic Log, contributor to GeekWire and Universe Today, author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference," past president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.

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