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Logitech Taps Dell Finance Executive Mark Hawkins; Former Dell and HP Executive to Become Logitech CFO, SVP of Finance and Information Systems.



FREMONT, Calif. & ROMANEL-SUR-MORGES, Switzerland -- Logitech International (SWX SWX Swiss Exchange (trademark of SWX Swiss Exchange)
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:LOGN) (Nasdaq:LOGI LOGI Logitech Intl. (stock symbol) ) today announced that Mark J. Hawkins will join the company as senior vice president of finance and information systems, and chief financial officer. Mr. Hawkins, age 46, was most recently with the Dell Corporation for six years, following eighteen years with the Hewlett-Packard Company. He will succeed Kristen Onken, senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Mr. Hawkins will join Logitech on April 3, 2006, and Ms. Onken will begin her previously announced retirement at the end of April, 2006.

"When Kris Onken announced her intention to retire, we made a commitment to our shareholders, customers and employees that her replacement would be a leader who met the highest standards of financial and business leadership," said Guerrino De Luca Guerrino De Luca is the president and CEO of Logitech, and has been since February 1998.

Originally from Italy, he holds a degree in Engineering from the University of Rome, and now resides in San Francisco with his wife Daniela, and two daughters, Ottavia and Chiara.
, Logitech president and chief executive officer. "We are delighted to have Mark Hawkins join Logitech. His outstanding financial and business experience, acquired in two companies that are leaders in innovation and operational excellence, makes him a great fit for Logitech."

"I am thrilled to join Logitech," said Mark Hawkins. "The combination of its solid track record, its strong management team and its growth prospects, makes it an exciting company in our industry, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with the team."

Mark Hawkins' most recent position at Dell was vice president of finance for worldwide procurement and logistics and the Dell Operating Council. Previously, he held the business unit chief financial officer role with Dell's U.S. consumer group. Prior to joining Dell, Mr. Hawkins was with Hewlett-Packard from 1981 to 1999 in finance and business-management roles. Among other assignments, he was involved in supporting the spin-off of Agilent Technologies This article needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. . He received a B.A. degree in operations management from Michigan State University Michigan State University, at East Lansing; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1855. It opened in 1857 as Michigan Agricultural College, the first state agricultural college. , an M.B.A. degree in finance from the University of Colorado University of Colorado may refer to:
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, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School Harvard Business School, officially named the Harvard Business School: George F. Baker Foundation, and also known as HBS, is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. . Mr. Hawkins is married, with two sons. His family will relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area “Bay Area” redirects here. For other uses, see Bay Area (disambiguation).

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 from Austin, Texas.

About Logitech

Founded in 1981, Logitech designs, manufactures and markets personal peripherals that enable people to effectively work, play, and communicate in the digital world. Logitech International is a Swiss public company traded on the SWX Swiss Exchange SWX Swiss Exchange

An all-electronic securities exchange formed from the 1995 merger of exchanges in Geneva, Basel, and Zurich. The exchange offers trading in equity securities, investment funds, exchange-traded funds, bonds, Eurobonds, and options.
 (LOGN) and in the U.S. on the Nasdaq National Market System (LOGI). The company has manufacturing facilities in Asia and offices in major cities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Logitech, the Logitech logo and other Logitech marks are owned by Logitech and may be registered. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information about Logitech and its products, visit the Company's Web site at www.logitech.com.

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