Guerrino De Luca

DEFINITION of 'Guerrino De Luca'

The chairman and former CEO and president of personal computer peripherals manufacturer Logitech. De Luca was president and CEO from 1998 to 2008. When he became chairman in 2008, Gerald P. Quindlen succeeded him as president and CEO. As CEO, De Luca led Logitech to record growth, quintupling annual revenue and skyrocketing operating profits, quadrupling the company's stock price. He helped Logitech expand its business beyond computer mice into webcams, video game controllers, computer speakers, handheld accessories and headsets. He also focused on making the company's products stylish and attractive.

BREAKING DOWN 'Guerrino De Luca'

Born in Italy in 1952, De Luca holds an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering from the University of Rome. He began his career with Italian computer company Olivetti, then worked as executive vice president of worldwide marketing for Apple and as president of PC software vendor Claris Corp, a subsidiary of Apple.