May 20, 1996
"In his most recent role as executive director, Operations Planning for Seagate's Storage Products Group, Mike has been instrumental in the planning and successful execution of the company's global manufacturing expansion strategy," said Donald Waite, executive vice president and chief financial officer. "Reflecting the company's commitment to supplying the growing demand for its high quality disc drives and components, Seagate, in the last year alone, has established, or expanded manufacturing operations in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Singapore and Ireland. Mike will now play a key role in the ongoing expansion of those Asia Pacific and Ireland operations which he helped develop. I expect him to continue to be a great asset to the industry's most talented financial organization."
During his 8-year career with Seagate, Roughton has held several finance and operations management positions within the company. He joined Seagate in 1988 as director of Accounting for U.S. operations, and later traveled to Thailand and Singapore to meet the finance and operations management needs of a growing company. Prior to joining Seagate, Roughton held management positions with Qume Corporation and ITT Thompson (both divisions of ITT Corporation) and the Sherwin-Williams Co.
Roughton earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from Georgia Southwestern College.
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, at $8.6 billion in revenue for its last twelve months ended March 29, 1996, is the largest independent disc drive and related components company in the world.