May 28, 1996
"Seagate is the leading supplier of disc drives for the Desktop market.* These Desktop products represented more than 75% of total disc drive unit shipments in calendar 1995, and analysts anticipate Desktop disc drive shipments will grow more than 30% in calendar 1996,**" stated Ron Verdoorn, company executive vice president and chief operating officer for Seagate's Storage Products Group. "Our leadership position not only reflects a solid business strategy of technology ownership and global manufacturing that allow for the production of high quality, cost-effective products, it also reflects Seagate's ability to attract some of the industry's best engineering talent. Bill Repphun and K.T. Say represent that talent and are two of the people who will help Seagate maintain its position as the Desktop storage leader and as one of the world's leading supplier of data storage products."
Repphun's responsibilities include product development for Seagate's Desktop line of disc drives. He will be based in Longmont, Colorado, and will report to Charlie Sander, senior vice president, Desktop Products. Most recently as director of Engineering, Desktop Products, Repphun joined Seagate with the company's merger with Conner Peripherals earlier this year. During his seven years with Conner, Repphun's responsibilities included managing the development of the company's Bobcat, Steamboat and Antigua 3.5-inch product families. Repphun was senior engineering manager with Miniscribe, where he supervised development teams for the company's 3.5-inch and 5.25-inch disc drive series. Repphun's career also includes engineering positions with Storage Technology Corporation and General Motors.
Repphun holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
K.T. Say has responsibility for Seagate's Asia-Pacific Research and Development facility based in Singapore's Science Park. Additionally, Say will continue to oversee all product transfers from Seagate's U.S. disc drive design centers. He will report directly to Dilip Patel, vice president of Engineering, Far East. Say brings more than 15 years of computer-industry engineering experience to his new position. He joined Seagate in 1984 as manager of Development Engineering, and has been instrumental in the successful development of Seagate's Science Park Research and Development facility, expanding it from less than 10 engineers to more than 122 today. Prior to joining Seagate, Say worked with Hewlett-Packard in engineering and management positions focused on quality analysis and reliability functions, and robotics systems. Say holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the National University of Singapore.
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. The company's home page address on the World Wide Web is http://www.seagate.com.
*Statement reflects combined data from Seagate and Conner for both unit volume shipments and revenue.
**International Data Corporation's estimates for 1996.