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Seagate Technology

Seagate Technology PLC is an American data storage company. It was incorporated in 1978 as Shugart Technology and commenced business in 1979. Since 2010, the company is incorporated in Dublin, with operational headquarters in Cupertino, United States. David Mosley is the current CEO with Stephen J. Luczo as chairman of the board of directors. In January 2009, Seagate's chairman, was appointed president and chief executive officer, returning him to the role he held at Seagate from 1998 to 2004. On October 2, 2017 COO David Mosley was appointed Luczo stepped down from that role. Seagate developed the first 5.25-inch hard disk drive, the 5-megabyte ST-506, in 1980. They were a major supplier in the microcomputer market during the 1980s after the introduction of the IBM XT in 1983. Today Seagate, along with its competitor Western Digital, dominates the HDD market. Much of their growth has come through their acquisition of competitors. In 1989, Seagate acquired Control Data Corporation's Imprimis division, the makers of CDC's HDD products.

Seagate acquired Conner Peripherals in 1996, Maxtor in 2006 and Samsung's HDD business in 2011. Seagate Technology was incorporated on November 1, 1978, commenced operations with co-founders Al Shugart, Tom Mitchell, Doug Mahon, Finis Conner and Syed Iftikar in October 1979; the company came into being when Conner approached Shugart with the idea of starting a new company to develop 5.25-inch HDDs which Conner predicted would be a coming economic boom in the disk drive market. The name was changed to Seagate Technology to avoid a lawsuit from Xerox's subsidiary Shugart Associates; the company's first product, the 5-megabyte ST-506, was released in 1980. It was the first hard disk to fit the 5.25-inch form factor of the Shugart "mini-floppy" drive. It used a Modified Frequency Modulation encoding and was released in a 10-megabyte version, the ST-412. With this Seagate secured a contract as a major OEM supplier for the IBM XT, IBM's first personal computer to contain a hard disk; the large volumes of units sold to IBM fueled Seagate's early growth.

In their first year, Seagate shipped $10 million worth of units to consumers. By 1983, the company shipped over 200,000 units for revenues of $110 million. In 1983, Al Shugart was replaced as president by chief operating officer, Tom Mitchell, in order to move forward with corporate restructuring in the face of a changing market. Shugart continued to oversee corporate planning. By this point, the company had a 45% market share of the single-user hard drive market, with IBM purchasing 60% of the total business Seagate was doing at the time. In 1989, Seagate acquired Control Data's Imprimis Technology, CDC's disk storage division, resulting in a combined market share of 43 percent. Seagate benefited from Imprimis' head technology and reputation while Imprimis gained access to Seagate's lower component and manufacturing costs. In September 1991, Tom Mitchell resigned as president under pressure from the board of directors, with Al Shugart reassuming presidency of the company. Shugart refocused the company on its more lucrative markets and on mainframe drives instead of external drives.

He pulled away from the practice of outsourcing the production of components overseas, which allowed Seagate to better keep up with demand as the demand for PCs increased rapidly in 1993 across the market. This included a domestic partnership with Corning Inc. which began using a new glass ceramic compound to manufacture disk substrates. In 1991, Seagate introduced the Barracuda HDD, the industry's first hard disk with a 7200-RPM spindle speed. In May 1993, Seagate became the first company to cumulatively ship 50 million HDDs over its firm's history; the following year Seagate Technology Inc moved from the Nasdaq exchange to the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the ticker symbol SEG. Upon leaving, the company was the 17th-largest company in terms of trading volume on the Nasdaq exchange. In 1996, Seagate merged with Conner Peripherals to form the world's largest independent hard-drive manufacturer. Following the merger, the company began a system of consolidating the components and production methods within its production chain of factories in order to streamline how products were built between plants.

In May 1995, Seagate Technology acquired Frye Computer Systems, a software company based in Boston, Massachusetts. That developed the LAN monitoring software kit The Frye Utilities for Networks, which won PC Magazine's "Editor's Choice" award in 1995. In 1996, Seagate introduced the industry's first hard disk with a 10,000-RPM spindle speed, the Cheetah 4LP; the product increased to a speed of 15,000-RPM by 2000 with the release of the Cheetah 15X. In May 1997, the High Court of Justice in England awarded Amstrad PLC $93 million in a lawsuit over faulty disk drives Seagate sold to Amstrad, a British manufacturer and marketer of personal computers; that year Seagate introduced the first Fibre Channel interface hard drive. In 1997, Seagate experienced a downturn, along with the rest of the industry. In July 1998, Shugart resigned his positions with the company. Stephen J. "Steve" Luczo became the new chief executive officer joining the board of directors. Luczo had joined Seagate Technology in October 1993 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development.

In March 1995, he was appointed Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and chief operating officer of Seagate Software Holdings. In 1996, Luczo led the Seagate acquisition of Conner Peripherals, creating the world's largest disk drive manufacturer and completing the company's strategy of vertical integration and ownership of key disk drive components. In Septembe

Valérie Maltais

Valérie Maltais is a Canadian short track speed skater and speed skater. She has won six world championship medals including finishing second overall in 2012, she in 2009 was the Canadian Champion in the 1500m. In that same year she received a bronze medal in relay at the World Short Track Championships, she was set to compete for Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the Ladies' 3000m relay. Maltais did not compete in the relay however but did compete in the 1,500 m where she finished fourteenth. Post-Olympics Maltais found success at the 2012 World Championships. There she won a bronze medal in a photo finish in the 1,000 m. With her success she qualified for the 3,000 m superfinal where she lapped her entire opposition and won the gold medal. Due to her results she won the silver medal in the overall standings at the competition. In the finals of the relay however, teammate Marie-Ève Drolet fell and put the Canadians in fourth place and Maltais just missed winning a fourth medal at the event.

Going into the 2014 Winter Olympics Maltais was no longer a rookie Olympic competitor, though she still found herself as the youngest member of the women's short track team at those games. At the previous games she had not been invited to skate on the relay team and says that she was paralyzed with nerves, whereas going into these games she now found strength in her favour 1,000 and 1,500 m metre events where she liked leading from the front. Maltais talked about her strategy saying that "Last year, I spent more time at the front and I think that it's a strategy that works well for me. I have to learn to change my laps and to better control my speed, but I think that this could be a good strategy." This strategy helped her at the national trials and Maltais competed in all three individual events as well as the relay in Sochi. In August 2017, Maltais was named to Canada's 2018 Winter Olympics team. Official website Valérie Maltais at the International Skating Union Valérie Maltais at International Olympic Committee Valérie Maltais at Canadian Olympic Committee Valérie Maltais at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com Valérie Maltais in SpeedSkatingBase.eu Valérie Maltais at SpeedSkatingNews.info Valérie Maltais at SpeedSkatingStats.com Valérie Maltais at ShortTrackOnLine.info

Sir John Maclean, 1st Baronet

Sir John Maclean, 1st Baronet known as John Makeléer or Hans Makeléer in Sweden, was Lord of Gåsevadholm, Hageby and Hammarö. He lived in Sweden, he was made a Baronet by Charles II of England and was made Lord of Gåsevadholm and Hammarö by Christina of Sweden in 1649. John was born in 1604 at Duart Castle, Argyll, Scotland, he was the son of Hector Og Maclean, 15th Clan Chief and Isabella Atcheson of Gosford, daughter of Sir Archibald Acheson, 1st Baronet. His full brother was Donald MacLean, 1st Laird of Brolas Isabella was the daughter of Sir Archibald Acheson, 1st Baronet. John MacLean became an officer in the Royal Navy, he emigrated to Sweden in 1620, where he had an uncle that worked as a merchant. Now known as John Makeléer or Hans Makeléer, he worked as a merchant, married Anna Gubbertz or Anna Quickelberry in 1629 in Gothenburg. Anna's sister was married to one of Jacob Makeléer, he was named a town councilor in 1640 and remained one through 1650. John Hans Makeléer and Anna had fifteen children, with ten surviving to adulthood.

They are: Charles Makeléer. Jacob Makeléer was in the service of Charles XI of Sweden in England, he married the daughter of Colonel John Cochrane. Jacob may have taken his own life during an illness. Johan Makeléer, 2nd Baronet, of the Gothenburg Court of Justice, he married Anna Margareta Gordon. Peter Makeléer was colonel and commandant in Stralsund, he married Abolla Sophia Vanplassen. Gustavus Makeléer was colonel in the Swedish commandant in Gothenburg. Carl Leonard Makeléer Maria Makeléer who married General David Duncan, he was in the service of the King of Denmark. Catharina Makeléer who married, Colonel David Sinclair, secondly, General Baron Malcolm Hamilton of Hageby. Eliza Makeléer, she was married to Major Cailenkerheilm. Anna Makeléer. Lunetta Makeléer who married Joakim Cronman, he was a Colonel in the Commandant at Neumünde. This is the Ruuth-Näslund-Winblad line. Maria Sophia Makeléer. Gustaf Adolf Makeléer, a Captain in the Swedish Army who married Sara Carlberg. Elsa Beata Makeléer who married Major Marten Christensson.

David Makeléer, 1st Friherre, a General in the army and the first governor of Älvsborg County, Sweden from 1693 to 1708 who married the countess of Arenberg. General David left five sons and two daughters, of whom John Aldolphus MacLean was general in the army and colonel of the Life Guards. In 1635 he loaned 1,150 thalers to Queen Christina of Sweden to supply her army at a time when the Royal treasury was depleted. In May 1649 he was awarded a Baronetcy by Charles II of England. On 30 December 1655 he married Lilian Hamilton. After her death he married Anna Thompson, he died in 1666. Anders Örbom Joachim von Rohr