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Michael R. Cannon
Lead Independent Director
Chair: Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Member: Compensation Committee
Director since 2011
Mr. Cannon served as President, Global Operations of Dell Inc. from February 2007 until his retirement in January 2009, and as consultant to Dell Inc. from January 2009 until January 2011. He was the President, CEO and a member of the board of directors of Solectron Corp., an electronic manufacturing services company, from January 2003 until February 2007. From July 1996 until January 2003, Mr. Cannon served as the CEO of Maxtor Corporation (“Maxtor”), a disk drive and storage systems manufacturer. He served on Maxtor’s board of directors from July 1996 until Seagate acquired Maxtor in May 2006. Prior to joining Maxtor, Mr. Cannon held senior management positions at IBM. He has served on the board of directors of Lam Research Corporation since February 2011 and on the board of directors of Dialog Semiconductor plc since February 2013. Within the past five years, Mr. Cannon has served on the board of directors of Adobe Systems, Inc. and Elster Group SE.
Expertise: Mr. Cannon has extensive industry expertise, including expertise in the disk drive business that is invaluable to our Board. Mr. Cannon brings international, technological, operations, and research and development expertise to our Board through his service as a public company President, CEO, member of boards of directors and his previous senior management positions. In addition, he has significant leadership experience due to his experience as a senior executive with other companies.