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09-17-2008, SAN JOSE, California - Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced that it has named David Beaver as senior vice president of worldwide supply chain management and chief procurement officer. In his new role, David will have global responsibility for all aspects of purchasing and supply chain operations.
“We are pleased to have David join the Hitachi executive team. His proven industry expertise will accelerate our business turnaround efforts as we focus on further streamlining our worldwide supply chain operations,” said Hiroaki Nakanishi, chief executive officer, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.
Mr. Beaver brings more than 25 years of executive management experience in the data storage industry to Hitachi GST. He was previously senior vice president of corporate supply chain management at Seagate Technology. Before joining Seagate, Mr. Beaver was senior vice president and chief procurement officer for Maxtor Corporation. He will be based at Hitachi’s San Jose, California headquarters.
About Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, headquartered in San Jose, CA, develops advanced hard disk drives to store and preserve the world’s valued data. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, Hitachi GST enables users to fully engage in the digital lifestyle by providing high-value, high-capacity storage in formats suitable for the office, in the home or on the road. With vertically integrated research, design and manufacturing capabilities, Hitachi GST delivers leadership technology and quality to its global customer base.
With approximately 32,000 employees worldwide, Hitachi GST offers a comprehensive range of hard drive products for desktop computers, high-performance storage systems and servers, notebooks and consumer devices. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.hitachigst.com.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT/TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 384,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2006 (ended March 31, 2007) consolidated revenues totaled 10,247 billion yen ($86.8 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
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