Jun 15, 2009

Seagate Appoints Mark Whitby As Vice President, Sales And Marketing, EMEA

Seagate (NASDAQ: STX) announced today that Mark Whitby has been appointed vice president, Sales and Marketing, for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Based in Marlow, England, he will oversee all sales and marketing activities in the region. Whitby joined Seagate in 2007 and most recently held the position of executive director, FSU, Middle East & Africa Sales and EMEA Marketing with the company. He will report to Kurt Richarz, Seagate’s executive vice president for sales and marketing.

“Mark brings the skills and experience to his new role that will enable him and his team to further develop our business in EMEA, driving profitability for Seagate and for our business partners in the region,” said Richarz. “His leadership and industry knowledge will be important as we seek to take advantage of the opportunities that are being presented by the current market dynamics in EMEA, a region that accounts for nearly 30% of Seagate’s worldwide sales. I believe that Mark, with his comprehensive knowledge of the industry and backed by an experienced team, is ideally equipped to lead our sales and marketing efforts in EMEA.”

Whitby has over 20 years’ experience working in the IT and communication sectors. Before joining Seagate he held senior sales and marketing positions with Vodafone and Intel, and began his business career at ICI. Whitby holds a BSc in economics from the University of Salford.

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