|[April 26, 2012]
Jay L. Geldmacher, William T. Coleman III and Seh-Woong Jeong Named to Seagate Technology Board of Directors
CUPERTINO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Seagate Technology (News - Alert) plc (NASDAQ: STX) today announced it has named Jay
Geldmacher, an executive vice president of Emerson Electric Company and
president of Emerson Network Power's Embedded Computing & Power Group,
William Coleman, founder of BEA Systems (News - Alert) and Cassatt Corporation, and Dr.
Seh-Woong Jeong, executive vice president of the Sales and Marketing
team for the Systems LSI Division of Samsung Electronics Co., to its
Board of Directors. Mr. Geldmacher will also serve on the Compensation
Committee and Mr. Coleman will serve on the Audit Committee.
Since 1996, Mr. Geldmacher has held executive leadership positions at
Emerson (News - Alert) Electric, and previously, he served in various management
capacities of Knowles Electronics. He currently serves as a director and
audit committee member of Owens-Illinois and serves on the board of the
University of Arizona Business School. Mr. Geldmacher holds a bachelor
of science degree from the Universty of Arizona and an Executive M.B.A.
from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Coleman has been a partner with Alsop Louie Partners since June
2010. Before founding BEA Systems and Cassatt Corporation, he held
various executive management positions at Sun Microsystems (News - Alert). Mr. Coleman
currently sits on the board of directors of iControl, Framehawk and
Resilient Network Systems. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer
science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master's degree in
computer science and computer engineering from Stanford University.
Dr. Jeong has held the position of executive vice president of the Sales
and Marketing team at the Systems LSI Division of Samsung (News - Alert) since 2011.
From 1993 to 2010, he held various positions at Samsung designing
digital signal processors cores, microcontroller cores, and mobile
application processors. Dr. Jeong holds a bachelor of science degree in
electronics engineering from Seoul National University, a master of
science degree in electrical engineering from the Korea Advanced
Institute of Science and Technology and a Ph.D. degree in electrical and
computer engineering from the University of Colorado.
The Board also determined that Frank J. Biondi, Jr., currently the chair
of the Audit Committee, will step down from the Audit Committee, but
will serve as the new chair of the Finance Committee, and the Board has
further appointed Kristen M. Onken to serve as the new chair of the
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