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Mark Canepa Mark Canepa
Executive Vice President, Data Management Group
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

As Executive Vice President of the Data Management Group at Sun, Mark Canepa is responsible for driving growth of Sun's new data management business and strengthening its ability to deliver comprehensive, storage solutions and end-to-end information management solutions to a growing $65 billion market. The Data Management Group (DMG) was formed after Sun's recent acquisition of StorageTek, a worldwide leader in information storage.

Canepa leads the DMG leadership team that combines the significant talent and expertise of StorageTek with the complementary talent of Sun's previous Network Storage organization. Canepa oversees development, engineering, marketing and sales of Sun's storage solutions that include hardware, software and appliances.

A computer industry veteran with more than 26 years of experience, Canepa was named executive vice president of Sun's Network Storage Products Group in April 2001. Canepa's previous Sun leadership roles included vice president and general manager of Sun's Internet desktop and server products group and vice president and general manager of Sun's Workgroup Server Product Group. Canepa came to Sun in October 1996 from Hewlett-Packard, where he was general manager of Hewlett-Packard's workstation division. He was responsible for the development and marketing of engineering workstations, technical servers, supercomputers and graphic subsystems. Canepa also served as general manager of Hewlett-Packard's advanced systems division and held research and development positions directing super minicomputer processor and memory technologies. Canepa holds a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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