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HDS Appoints New CEO, COO

Hitachi Data Systems announced the appointment of Minoru Kosuge as chief executive officer

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT) and the only provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions, today announced the appointment of Minoru Kosuge as chief executive officer. Mr. Kosuge is known as the chief architect of the revolutionary Hitachi Universal Storage Platform. The company also announced that storage software innovator Jack Domme has been promoted to chief operating officer of Hitachi Data Systems from his current position as executive vice president, Global Solutions Strategy and Development.

Mr. Kosuge succeeds Dave Roberson, who served as president and chief executive officer of Hitachi Data Systems and recently joined HP as senior vice president and general manager of HP StorageWorks. HP and Hitachi have a long-standing partnership; HP OEMs the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform and Network Storage Controller. Mr. Robersons appointment at HP deepens an already strong relationship between the two companies.

“After a successful 26 year career at Hitachi, I would like to thank Dave Roberson for his significant contributions to extending our leadership in the storage industry,” said Dr. Naoya Takahashi, senior vice president and executive officer, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group; chief executive officer of Platform Business, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, Hitachi, Ltd. “Mr. Kosuge and Mr. Domme bring a very strong customer focus and have a proven track record in leading the creation and delivery of Services Oriented Storage Solutions to the market. With these key leadership changes in place, Hitachi Data Systems is extremely well positioned to capitalize on its current industry momentum and advance the creation and adoption of our best-in-class Services Oriented Storage Solutions to enterprises of all sizes worldwide.”

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)

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