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Hitachi Data Systems appoints senior vice president and general manager - Asia Pacific

  • 29 May, 2006 11:51

<p>Hitachi Data Systems has appointed Michael Cremen to senior vice president and general manager for Asia Pacific. Michael will work closely with country managers to leverage Hitachi’s broad range of solutions to grow the company’s revenue and market share in the region.</p>
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<p>Hitachi Data Systems Appoints Michael Cremen Senior Vice President and General Manager for Asia Pacific Operations</p>
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<p>SYDNEY- 29 May 2006, – Hitachi Data Systems, the leading provider of Application Optimised StorageTM solutions and a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE : HIT) today announced the appointment of Mr. Michael Cremen as senior vice president and general manager for Asia Pacific operations.</p>
<p>A company veteran who has worked with Hitachi Data Systems for more than 14 years, Mr. Cremen’s focus will be to provide sales direction and leadership to the region. He will work closely with his country leaders to leverage Hitachi’s broad range of solutions to accelerate growth of the company’s revenue and market share in the region.</p>
<p>Mr. Cremen started his career at Hitachi Data Systems in sales, managing major financial services accounts in New York. These accounts included Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. As a district manager, he increased revenue for the region 17-fold, with specific focus on the financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries.</p>
<p>He then relocated to Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) to serve as country manager, where within two years; he more than doubled the company’s business in the ANZ region. Most recently, Mr. Cremen managed the Hitachi Data Systems’ western region sales organisation for the Americas and led that district to achieve the highest level of growth in the company’s history.</p>
<p>Mr. Cremen will report to Mr. Scott Genereux, executive vice president and general manager, Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Support.</p>
<p>“Michael has strong skills in building an extensive, extremely loyal and satisfied customer base,” said Mr. Genereux. “As a result of his dynamic and goal oriented approach to meeting client needs, he has a history of resounding successes. I am confident Mr. Cremen and our APAC team will continue to grow the company’s business in this important region.”</p>
<p>“I am extremely excited to be here among the fastest growing markets in the world,” said Mr. Cremen. “With the strength of our solutions and our partnerships with leading technology providers as well as the expertise of our teams, I see tremendous opportunity for Hitachi Data Systems APAC and our customers.”</p>
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<p>About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems leverages global R&amp;D resources to develop storage solutions built on industry-leading technology with the performance, availability and scalability to maximize customers' ROI and minimize their risk. By focusing on the customer's perspective as we apply the best hardware, software, and services from Hitachi and our partners, we uniquely satisfy our customers' business needs.</p>
<p>With approximately 2,900 employees, Hitachi Data Systems conducts business through direct and indirect channels in the public, government and private sectors in over 170 countries and regions. Its customers include more than 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies. For more information, please visit our Web site at http://www.hds.com.</p>
<p>About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 356,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2005 (ended March 31, 2006) consolidated sales totaled 9,464 billion yen ($80.9 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.</p>

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