San Francisco, February 19, 2008 – The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced their newly elected Board of Directors for 2008. Re-elected to the position as president was Harry Mason of LSI Corp., who will serve as STA president for the seventh consecutive year. Also re-elected as vice president was Martin Czekalski of Seagate Technology, who will serve in that position for a sixth term.
2008 promises to be another exciting year for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), as volume OEM shipments continue to increase and as 6Gb/s SAS is readied for product introductions in 2009,” said Harry Mason, president of STA. “In May, 2008, STA will hold a second SAS Solutions Open House, and will continue educating and informing OEMs, integrators and end-users about SAS through our newsletter, Serial Storage Wire, now in its fifth year. STA also plans to drive more industry education on SAS technology and to continue provision of market guidance for future generations of SAS.”
Returning to the Board are Martin Or of Emulex Corp., Susan Bobholz of Intel, Don Jeanette of Fujitsu CPA, Inc., David Allen of Maxim and Paul Vogt of Xyratex. Tonya Comer of HP was re-elected following a one-year hiatus, and Cameron Brett, PMC-Sierra, was newly elected to the Board as secretary (see Board Roster below).
2008 Officers of the Board of Directors:
- resident; Harry Mason, Director Industry Marketing, LSI Corp.
- Vice President; Martin Czekalski, Interface Architecture Initiatives Manager, Seagate Technology
- Secretary; Cameron Brett, Manager Product Marketing, PMC-Sierra, Inc.
- Treasurer; Susan Bobholz, Ecosystem Enablement Manager, Storage Group, Intel
Board Members at Large:
- Martin Or, Director of Product Marketing, Emulex Corp.
- Don Jeanette, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Fujitsu CPA, Inc.
- Tonya Comer, Product Marketing Mgr., Industry Standard Servers, HP
- David Allen, Director of Marketing, Storage Products, Maxim
- Paul Vogt, Senior Director of Product Management, Xyratex
SAS plugfests will continue to play a key industry role in preparing new SAS capabilities and products for volume deployment. The next plugfest is scheduled for June, 2008.
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The SCSI Trade Association was established in 1995 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 SAS standards to meet future storage industry needs. The Association has a nine-member Board of Directors, which oversees the Marketing Communications and Technology Committees and all STA activities. To subscribe to Serial Storage Wire, STA’s free Serial Attached SCSI newsletter, please visit: www.serialstoragewire.org. For more information, please visit the STA website at www.scsita.org, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the STA office at 415-561-6273.
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