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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, 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. Mr. Cannon has previously served on the board of directors of Elster Group SE and within the past five years served on the board of directors of Adobe Systems, Inc.
Expertise: Mr. Cannon has extensive industry expertise, including expertise in the disk drive business as well as with one of our major customers that is valuable 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 other boards of directors and senior executive with other companies.