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Hitachi Data Systems appoints new Marketing Manager for Australia and New Zealand

  • 20 November, 2003 14:32

<p>Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), has promoted Timothy Smith to be the new Marketing Manager for Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>Previously a Product Marketing Manager with the company, Mr Smith will be responsible for the company’s marketing functions in Australia and New Zealand with his new appointment. He will be based in the Sydney office and will report directly to Mr Michael Cremen, General Manager of Hitachi Data Systems Australia/New Zealand.</p>
<p>Mr Cremen said, “Hitachi Data Systems is pleased to have Timothy Smith lead our marketing efforts in Australia and New Zealand. Timothy’s knowledge and experience in the storage industry will help steer and further strengthen our company’s market share in this region.”</p>
<p>Mr Smith has an extensive knowledge of the storage industry having served in product marketing and business development roles for seven years. While he was Hitachi Data Systems’ Product Marketing Manager – Midrange &amp; Channel, Mr Smith was responsible for developing and executing marketing programs for the company’s midrange products through the channel for the last two years.</p>
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<p>For further information, please contact:</p>
<p>Gabriel Wong / Geoff Hoddinott
Network Communications
Phone: (02) 9267 9477
Email: gabriel.wong@networkpr.com.au / geoff.hoddinott@networkpr.com.au</p>
<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 maximise customers’ ROI and minimise 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 2,700 employees, Hitachi Data Systems conducts business through direct and indirect channels in the public, government and private sectors in over 170 countries. Its customers include more than 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.hds.com.</p>
<p>About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company, with approximately 340,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2002 (ended March 31, 2003) consolidated sales totalled 8,191.7 billion yen ($68.3 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 Web site at http://global.hitachi.com.</p>
<p>© 2003, Hitachi Data Systems Corporation. Hitachi Data Systems is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a trademark and service mark of Hitachi, Ltd. The Hitachi Data Systems logotype is a trademark and service mark of Hitachi Ltd.</p>

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