Apr 09, 2001

Seagate Promotes Joe Donnelly to Vice President

Seagate Technology, the world's largest supplier of disc drives and recording media, has promoted Joe Donnelly to vice president at its media facility in Limavady, Northern Ireland. Joining Seagate in 1996, Donnelly guided the company's Limavady operations through four years of continuous growth and today the facility employs over 800 people. He will continue to report to Kevin Eassa, senior vice president, Heads and Media Manufacturing Operations.

"Limavady's capacity is 185,000 substrates daily, which represents approximately 70 percent of the Company's substrate requirement," said Eassa. "Under Joe's direction and leadership, the Limavady operation has significantly outperformed our original business expectations. I strongly believe that his talents will continue to contribute both to the success of the Limavady operation and of Seagate Technology."

Donnelly has over 17 years experience in the high volume manufacturing industry. Prior to joining Seagate, he was vice president of manufacturing at Polycom and general manager at Logitech in Northern California. Joe holds a degree in Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering.

Seagate's Limavady facility, which began production in 1997, produces advanced media substrates, the basic material on which computer hard disc drives store digital information.

Seagate is the world's leading provider of storage technology for Internet, business and consumer applications. The Company's products include disc drives for the Enterprise, PCs and Consumer Electronics, as well as Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions and Server Appliances. Seagate's market leadership is based on delivering award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.