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Hitachi Global Appoints CFO

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced the appointment of Steve Milligan as chief financial officer. His near-term task will be to accelerate Hitachi GSTs plans for achieving sustained profitability. Milligan was most recently senior vice president and CFO for Western Digital Corp.

“We are firmly committed to establishing financial health for Hitachi GST and have recruited a team of HDD industry experts to achieve this. Steve Milligan is now an integral part of this team, whose primary focus is to put Hitachi GST on track for business excellence and sustained profitability,” said Hiroaki Nakanishi, chief executive officer, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.

Milligan brings a unique combination of experiences to help advance Hitachi GST’s business transformation efforts:

  • A solid understanding of the hard drive business from inside and outside the industry;
  • Process, financial and operational knowledge that can yield gains in high-volume, low-cost manufacturing businesses;
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