Pimentel , who has worked at Seagate since 2011, previously served on Seagate's board of directors from 2009 to 2011; was a member of the early Seagate management team working with founders Al Shugart
and Finis Conner and was part of the founding management team of Conner Peripherals.
Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX), the biggest maker of disk drives, was originally Shugart Technology because of co-founder Al Shugart
, who'd sold his earlier company, Shugart Associates, to Xerox Corp.
His storage industry experience includes being a member of the early Seagate management team, working with founders Al Shugart
and Finis Conner, as well as being part of the founding management team of Conner Peripherals.
Al Hoagland, Al Shugart
and Bobby Smith, among others.
"My interest is not necessarily to see a bunch of new artists develop," said venture capitalist Al Shugart
, a patron of the nonprofit organization, "but to give students an opportunity to broaden their creative skills and thus, their options.
In 1994, Al Shugart
, the founder and former CEO of Seagate Technology, set an objective for his market-leading disk drive company.
Before that he served on its board of directors and was a member of the early Seagate management team, working with founders Al Shugart
and Finis Conner.
First there was Al Shugart
's protocol: the Shugart Associates Systems Interface, or SASI, for short.
, 70, President, CEO, Al Shugart
Blue Sky Research Inc, a San Jose, California-based optical storage components maker, has won a $500,000 investment from Al Shugart
International, the new venture fund set up in Soquel, California by the disk drive pioneer.
"The 2nd Annual Al Shugart
International Presents Technology at the Nugget" is hosted by Al Shugart
International (ASI), a resource center focused on helping entrepreneurs launch new enterprises and growing small companies into big companies.