Scotts Valley, CA--November 21, 1996--Seagate Technology Inc. (Scotts Valley, CA) has promoted three executives who will play key roles in the company's storage products business.
Michael Hammer has been promoted to vice president, Development Engineering; Dave Harper is now Seagate's regional vice president, Far East Engineering; and Fred Vasconcelos has taken the position of vice president, Mobile Operations. Hammer and Vasconcelos, focusing on Mobile Products, will be based at the San Jose, CA design center and report to Mike Stears, senior vice president, Mobile Products. Harper, who will reside at Seagate's Prai, Malaysia facility, will report directly to Lothar Mork, vice president and general manager, Drive Operations.
Michael Hammer's career includes over 25 years of experience in the disc drive industry, more than 11 of those with Seagate as director, Electrical Engineering. Prior to joining Seagate in 1984, Hammer held engineering management positions with Digital Equipment Corp. (Colorado Springs, CO) and managed development and advanced electronics for new disc products. Before DEC, he held senior design engineering positions with Memorex Corp. (Santa Clara, CA).
Fred Vasconcelos brings more than 27 years of management experience in design organizations to his new position. He joined Seagate as executive director of Mobile Products Engineering in 1995. Before Seagate, Vasconcelos' career includes over 25 years with Quantum Corp., Digital Equipment Corp., MFE Corp., and Honeywell Information Systems. His experience includes managing product design, cost reduction, process development, materials, and reliability programs.
Dave Harper joined Seagate in 1992 as executive director of New Product Development, responsible for product design, development, and transition to Far East high volume production. Prior to joining Seagate, Harper held the position of director of Engineering for Western Digital Corp. where he managed design and launch product programs. Before Western Digital, Harper held management positions with Apple Computer, Maxtor Corp., and Storage Technology Corp. He brings more than 15 years experience in the disc drive industry to his new position.
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