Sep 29, 2005

Seagate Employees Include Older Generation in Queen's Baton Run

Penang Seagate Industries (M) Sdn Bhd made the XVIII Melbourne Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay a very special event for six residents of the Penang Old Folks home.

Seagate's 120-strong contingent was the largest group in Penang. It was divided into four teams that carried the baton from the Penang Free Industrial Zone Phase III's Customs gate to the Seagate facility, covering a distance of 2.6 km. Their special guests were given VIP treatment and sat in decorated trishaws peddled by Penang Seagate's directors.

"Seagate is a company that believes in a healthy work-life balance, and we wanted to give our employees the opportunity to hold the baton and participate in this relay," said John Marshall, Penang Seagate's vice president. "Our employees, in turn, felt that it was important to make this event an inclusive one and decided to give these seniors an opportunity to be part of an historical event."

The baton relay took a short break at the Seagate premises, where the entire Queen's Baton Relay convoy and Seagate's special guests were treated to lunch by the company.

Marshall escorted David Ou, 88, to the next checkpoint, followed by the entire Seagate contingent.

Ou was given the honour of handing the baton over to the representative of the next team receiving the baton.

"As a leader in the disc drive industry, we also know that it's important to play an active role in all of our local communities," said Marshall.

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