Dr. Mark Re is Senior Vice President of Research and Technology Development at the Seagate Research Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to joining Seagate, Mark was Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Read-Rite Corporation in Fremont, California. and he held several management positions at IBM Corporation in California and New York where he was named an IBM Distinguished Engineer in 1997. Mark holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and BS from Northwestern University. He has over forty scientific publications and ten patents.