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Seagate Enhances Corporate Organization with Executive Appointments and Promotions.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 5, 1996-- Reflecting the company's recent merger with Conner Peripherals, Seagate Technology, Inc. (NYSE:SEG) has enhanced its corporate organization with eleven new executive appointments and promotions across the organization.

Seagate Recording Media Group

William (Bill) D. Watkins has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer for Seagate's Recording Media Group. One of the world's largest manufacturers of recording media, the Recording Media Group encompasses media and substrate design and production facilities in California, Mexico and Singapore. Watkins brings more than 17 years of Recording Media experience to his new position. His career includes outstanding achievements within quality, engineering and manufacturing organizations; extensive product development qualifications; global operations expansion and management; and OEM sales, marketing and vendor management. Watkins joins Seagate from his role as president and general manager of the Conner Disc Division. Previously, he held executive positions with Domain Technology, and both the Magnetic Media Division and MicroGraphics Division of Xidex Corporation. Watkins holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government Studies from the University of Texas.

Bill Selvig has been promoted to vice president, Substrate Operations. Most recently executive director of Seagate's Anaheim-based substrate operations, Selvig's responsibilities have expanded to encompass the company's Fremont, Calif., and Mexico-based substrate operations. He reports to Bill Watkins. Selvig's career spans more than 15 years in manufacturing and process control. Prior to joining Seagate in 1988, Selvig held management positions with AST Research and Varco International. Selvig holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from California Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Harry R. Robinson has been promoted to vice president, Quality. Bringing to his new position nearly 20 years of engineering and process quality experience in the magnetic recording industry, Robinson's new responsibilities encompass the quality operations within the Recording Media Group's California, Mexico and Singapore manufacturing operations. He reports to Bill Watkins. Robinson joined Seagate in 1994 from his role as director of Quality for the Conner Disc Division. Previously, he held management positions with Domain Technology and Xidex Corporation. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from San Jose State University, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Jack D. Pearlman has been promoted to vice president, Manufacturing. Pearlman's 20-year career in the recording technology industry includes more than 10 years in senior management with Seagate's recording media operations. His scope of responsibility now encompasses the Recording Media Group's Fremont, San Jose and Milpitas, California manufacturing operations. Pearlman reports to Kevin Eassa, vice president, U.S. Operations for the Recording Media Group. Prior to joining Seagate, Pearlman held executive positions with National Micronetics and Infomag. He attended California State University, Northridge.

Eddy Choy has been promoted to vice president, Manufacturing Engineering. With 20-years' experience in the storage technology industry, Choy brings a wealth of engineering, manufacturing, management and business development expertise to this newly created position. Choy's responsibilities encompass the Manufacturing Engineering activities for the Recording Media Group's Fremont, San Jose and Milpitas, California facilities. He reports to Kevin Eassa. Choy joined Seagate in 1994 as executive director, manufacturing engineering. His career includes executive positions with H.M.T. Technology, Salim Group, and I.B.M. Choy holds a bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Other Recording Media Group executives who joined Seagate with the merger include: Jerry S. Glembocki, vice president, Engineering; Fariba Danesh, vice president, Product Launch/Development; Bob Smith, vice president, Far East Operations; and Kevin D. Eassa, vice president, U.S. Operations.

Seagate Storage Products Group

Jess Parker has been appointed senior vice president, U.S. and European Operations. Currently assisting with the integration of Seagate and Conner Asia-Pacific operations, Parker will return to the U.S. in April of this year to assume responsibility for U.S. and European Operations. Parker reports to Ron Verdoorn, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Seagate's Storage Products Group. Parker joins Seagate from his role as senior vice president, Manufacturing Operations for Conner Peripherals, where his responsibilities encompassed manufacturing operations for the company's disc drive manufacturing plants in Singapore, Malaysia and China; worldwide materials; worldwide scheduling and logistics; and worldwide service and repair. Prior to joining Conner, Parker held executive positions with Archive, Miniscribe, Mattel Electronics and Texas Instruments. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Texas A&M University.

Charles M. Sander, appointed senior vice president, Desktop Products, joins Seagate from Conner Peripherals where he was senior vice president, Research and Development for Disc Products. His new responsibilities encompass product and process development for Seagate's 3.5-inch Medalist and Cabo disc drive product lines. Sander reports to Hossein Moghadam, senior vice president and chief technical officer, Storage Products Group. Joining Conner in 1989 to lead development of the company's 3.5-inch low profile products, Sander went on to manage Conner's Colorado and San Jose design centers. Prior to joining Conner, Sander held engineering and management positions at Storage Tek and Miniscribe. Sander holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas.

Michael C. Stears, appointed senior vice president, Mobile Products, joins Seagate from his role as Conner Peripherals' senior vice president, New Product Operations. In his new role, Stears' responsibilities will encompass product and process development for Seagate's 2.5-inch Marathon disc drive product line. He reports to Hossein Moghadam. At Conner, Stears was responsible for process development, implementation of manufacturing and test processes and product line management for new products. Additionally, Stears founded Conner's Colorado Launch Operation in 1991. Stears brings more than 17 years of engineering and operations experience to his new position, including senior management positions with Storage Tek and Miniscribe. Stears holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Montana State University.

Michael Huntley has been appointed senior vice president and general manager for Seagate's Tape Drive Operations, with responsibility for Sales and Marketing, Engineering and Quality, Product Management, Planning and Manufacturing Operations. Huntley will report to Steve Luczo, executive vice president, Corporate Development, and chief operating officer of Seagate Software. Most recently Seagate's vice president of Sales for the Americas, Huntley brings to his new position the knowledge and experience of a 25-year career in the data storage industry, including executive positions with Archive Corporation, and the component and disc drive subsidiaries of Control Data Corporation. Huntley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Mankato State University in Minnesota.

Other Storage Products Group executives who joined Seagate with the merger include:

Disc Drive Operations -- Alan R. Pagnotta, vice president, Supplier Quality; Nichola Pignati, vice president, Mobile Products Operations; Bob Abrams, vice president, Process Development/Launch for Desktop Products; Howard Robinson, vice president, Materials for Desktop Products; Richard Keenan, vice president, Component Consolidation; Eddie Lui, vice president, Manufacturing for China Operations; David Ngu, vice president, Manufacturing for New Tech Park Operations.

Tape Drive Operations -- John W. Powell, vice president, Operations; Jesse W. Spears, chief technical officer; Bob Jones, vice president, Quality; and Charlene Wilson, vice president, Tape Drive Sales.

Storage Systems -- Joel A. Applebaum, vice president and general manager; Bernard J. Wu, vice president, Product Management and Business Development

Corporate Development

Peter Knight, appointed senior vice president, Corporate Development, holds responsibility for identifying new business opportunities, as well as oversight responsibility for related strategic planning. Knight will report to Steve Luczo. Joining Seagate from Conner Peripherals, Knight most recently held the position of senior vice president, Business Development. He joined Conner in 1989 to assist with the establishment of the company's disc division. Later, he held departmental responsibility for Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. Before joining Conner, Knight spent 22 years with IBM in a variety of senior management positions including director of planning for the company's entry-level storage business.

Corporate Administration and Finance

Thomas (Tom) F. Mulvaney has been appointed senior vice president and general counsel. Mulvaney reports to Donald Waite, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and chief financial officer. Mulvaney joins Seagate from his role as vice president, general counsel and secretary at Conner Peripherals. He joined Conner from VLSI Technology, Inc., where he served as vice president, general counsel and secretary, and held departmental responsibility for legal, human resources, corporate communications and facilities. His career also includes senior executive positions with CP National Corporation. Tom Mulvaney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Santa Clara University, and a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Other Corporate Administration and Finance executives who joined Seagate with the merger include: Tom Eaton, vice president, Far East Finance, Transition Team; James Taylor, vice president Finance and Treasurer; Larry McMannon, vice president, Finance for Tape Drive Operations; and David M. (Mike) Kowalski, vice president, Finance for the Recording Media Group.

Corporate Sales, Marketing and Product Line Management

Executives who have joined Seagate's Corporate Sales, Marketing and Product Line Management organizations with the merger include: Henri Richard, vice president, OEM and Northern European Sales; Thomas L. Horgan, vice president, Customer Service Operations, San Jose.

Seagate Technology, Inc. is a data technology company that provides products for storing, managing and accessing digital information on the world's computer and data communications systems. Seagate is the largest independent disc drive and related components company in the world. Seagate's home page address on the World Wide Web is

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