Data Storage Expert to Lead Industry Association in
CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2002 The Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) today announced the appointment of David L. Bunzel, founder and managing director of Santa Clara Consulting Group, as president. In this role, Bunzel will be responsible for directing the industry association and driving a series of initiatives to foster greater use of optical recording technology. Bunzel succeeds Ray Freeman, who is retiring after nearly 10 years as OSTA Facilitator and an extensive career in the data storage industry.
Dave brings a wealth of data storage experience, expertise and industry contacts to this position that will be a great asset as he leads OSTAs efforts to address industry-wide product and technology issues, said Rusty Rosenberger, chairman of the board of directors for OSTA. Optical recording technology continues to evolve and expand as the new storage medium of choice for many business and consumer applications, and OSTA will play an active role to ensure widespread compatibility as new formats and applications are developed".
"In addition to welcoming Dave Bunzel, I also want to thank Ray Freeman on behalf of the entire organization for his dedicated service to OSTA over the past decade. He played a significant role in the development and adoption of industry specifications that have enabled more widespread use of optical storage, Rosenberger continued
This appointment is both an honor and an exciting challenge, said Bunzel. With the recent development of affordable, recordable CD and DVD technologies, optical storage has expanded into many new consumer and industrial applications. OSTA has a series of initiatives in the works to facilitate compatibility and interchangeability as new applications are developed for storing compressed audio, photo and video on recordable CDs and DVDs. Im looking forward to working with representatives from leading global suppliers to drive these initiatives and encourage greater use of optical recording technology.
David L. Bunzel
For 25 years, Mr. Freeman provided market analysis and consultation to the data storage industry as president of Freeman Associates, which he founded in Santa Barbara, California, in 1977. From 1982 through 1999, Freeman Associates also co-sponsored the annual DataStorage Forum. Earlier, Mr. Freeman held management positions in the data storage industry with General Electric, Honeywell, Information Storage Systems (Cupertino, Calif.) and Applied Magnetics (Goleta, Calif.). Mr. Freeman graduated from Princeton University in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
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