WD Shuffles COO, CFO

Lake Forest-based hard drive maker Western Digital announced Tuesday that it has named Tim Leyden as Chief Operating Officer of the firm, and Wolfgang Nickl named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at the company. Leyden has been at WD for more than 20 years, and was most recently EVP and CFO of the firm. Taking his place as CFO, the company said Nickl has been the firm's VP of Finance since October of 2005. Both report to President and CEO John Coyne. Reason for the switchup were not announced.