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2019 Board of Directors Announced by SCSI Trade Association as SAS Remains the Dominant Storage Interconnect Technology for Data Centers

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Cameron T. Brett, Director, Outbound Marketing and Communications at Toshiba America Electronic Components Elected as New STA President

SAN FRANCISCO, February 5, 2019 — As a globally recognized and trusted authority on Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology used in data storage interconnects, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) today announced its 2019 Board of Directors. The veteran group of technology leaders have been elected to serve as a one-year term to develop strategic marketing programs that educate its members and the storage industry at large on the value and continued wide adoption of SAS in the marketplace.

Cameron T. Brett, Director, Outbound Marketing and Communications, Toshiba Memory America, Inc., was elected as the new STA president, taking on the role previously held by Rick Kutcipal of Broadcom. Kutcipal remains as a vital part of the board as a director-at-large. All other positions remain the same as the 2018 roster.

“SAS has been the enterprise storage standard for over 30 years and is still favored by IT decision-makers today,” said Brett. “Its continually evolving roadmap extends to 24G and beyond, and encompasses new, robust features with backward compatibility, making it the storage interconnect of choice for today’s 24×7 data centers.”

The STA’s executive officers and board of directors for the 2019 term are:


  • President: Cameron T. Brett, Director, Outbound Marketing and Communications, Toshiba Memory America, Inc.
  • Vice President: Jeremiah Tussey, Alliances Manager, Product Marketing, Data Center Solutions, Microsemi Corporation, a Microchip Company
  • Secretary: Greg McSorley, Technical Business Development Manager, Amphenol Corp.
  • Treasurer: Chet Mercado, Technical Marketing Engineer/Third Party Alliance, Western Digital Corporation

Directors At-Large:

  • Rick Kutcipal, Market Segment Lead, RAID, Storage Division, Broadcom Limited
  • Jeff Mason, Principal R&D Engineer, TE Connectivity Ltd.
  • Gary McCulley, Product Line Manager, Data Center Group, Intel Corporation
  • Mike Miller, Executive Director, Advanced Development, Seagate Technology PLC
  • Jay Neer, Industry Standards Manager, Molex, LLC

Ex-Officio Member:

  • David So, SCSI Trade Association, Executive Director

“SAS has been able to remain the dominant data storage interconnect protocol in the data center and its outlook remains strong,” said Jeff Janukowicz, Research Vice President, IDC. “SAS is enterprise proven and have earned their place in the market by providing key features such as reliability and scalability.”

STA Membership Roster:

  Amphenol Corporation
BizLink Technology Inc.
Broadcom Limited
ConnPro Industries Inc.
Fujikura Ltd./DDK
Intel Corporation
Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
Microsemi Corporation, a
   Microchip Company
Molex, LLC
Samsung Semiconductor Inc.
Seagate Technology PLC
TE Connectivity Ltd.
Tektronix Inc.
Teledyne LeCroy, Inc.
Toshiba Memory America Inc.
UNH-IOL (Honorary)
Western Digital Corporation

About STA
The SCSI Trade Association (STA) was established in 1996 to provide a focal point for members to communicate the benefits of SCSI to the industry. STA promotes the understanding and use of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology and influences the evolution of SCSI standards to meet future industry needs. The Association has a ten-member Board of Directors, which oversees the Marketing Communications and Technology Committees and all STA activities. For more information, please visit the STA web site at, send an email to, or call the STA office at (415) 561-6273.

Association Contact:
David So
SCSI Trade Association
Media Contact:
Linda Capcara
TechTHiNQ on behalf of STA

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