At this point, there aren't that many people who've worked at Intel as long as CEO Paul Otellini has. But after 40 years at the 45-year old chip maker—the last eight of them as CEO—he's hanging up his stirrups this May. His timing couldn't be better.
Otellini ushered Intel through some of its most profitable years, hitting record revenue and income marks time and again since 2005. He was at the helm when Intel got ahead of Moore's law, and provided the carrot that drove sluggish OEMs to finally dive into ultrabooks.