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Stephen J. Luczo
Chairman of the Board
Stephen J. Luczo has served as the company's Chairman of the Board since 2002. From October 2017 to October 2018, he also served as Executive Chairman, and prior to that, he served two tenures as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. Mr. Luczo joined Seagate in October 1993 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. In September 1997, he was promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of our predecessor, Seagate Technology, Inc. and, in July 1998, he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Luczo resigned as Chief Executive Officer effective as of July 3, 2004, but retained his position as Chairman of the Board. In January 2009, Mr. Luczo was again appointed Chief Executive Officer by the Board.
Mr. Luczo is considered one of the technology industry’s most influential and visionary leaders. He is widely regarded for his ability to conceive and implement complex and highly creative solutions to the unique challenges faced by a large global manufacturing company like Seagate. In an example that remains a text book case study at leading business schools around the world, Mr. Luczo orchestrated a $20 billion deal in late 2000 with partners Veritas Software and an investor group led by Silver Lake Partners to take Seagate private. The deal represented the single largest buyout in the history of the technology industry up to that time and furnished Seagate with the capital resources it needed to achieve its long-term goals. Likewise, Mr. Luczo led the strategy that took Seagate public again in 2002.