STORAGETEK APPOINTS DIRK COLLIN TO EMEA BOARD

Former Xerox Senior Executive to lead StorageTek Sales Operations in Europe

Woking, UK, 15 May 2003 – StorageTek, the storage services and solutions expert, today appointed Dirk Collin to lead its sales operations push in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Collin joins StorageTek from Xerox, where he held the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager for Central Europe. In this role Dirk Collin will report to Michael Väth VP & GM Storagetek EMEA.

"Dirk’s extensive experience will help us to achieve on some aggressive sales and services plans," commented Michael Väth, Vice President and General Manager, StorageTek EMEA. "Dirk will be leading key initiatives around our coverage and distribution models that will help take our data protection and information lifecycle management (ILM) solutions to a broader market."

"StorageTek has the industry’s broadest range of storage solutions, meaning that it is ideally placed to bring great cost and management benefits to businesses facing ever-increasing data storage challenges. This has already resulted in solid financial performances in a difficult market. I am delighted to be joining StorageTek at such an exciting time," said Collin.

Contact:

Ken Saunders
Hill and Knowlton
Tel: 020 7413 3193
Kirsty Whitehead
Hill and Knowlton
Tel: 020 7973 3043

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