Gentry rejoins Seagate to lead SSD biz

July 31, 2012 – BUSINESS WIRE — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) added Gary Gentry to lead its solid state drive (SSD) business as senior vice president, SSD.

Gentry will drive Seagate leadership in the SSD space, with time-to-market, competitive product offerings. He will be located in Longmont, CO and will report directly to Rocky Pimentel, chief sales and marketing officer.

Gentry has over 25 years of experience in the storage industry, including most recently as the general manager of the Enterprise SSD Division of Micron Corporation. Prior to rejoining Seagate, he held leadership positions focusing on solid-state technologies at Spansion Corporation and Storage Genetics. He also served as chief marketing officer for Maxtor, and provided strategic consulting to Hitachi Global Storage Systems. While at Seagate he held various management positions including vice president, strategic marketing and planning.

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