Dan Warmenhoven and Tom Mendoza Receive Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce
Sunnyvale, Calif.-August 3, 2009
- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) executives Dan Warmenhoven,
chairman and CEO, and Tom Mendoza, vice chairman, received the
Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce at IDG's
Computerworld Honors Program's 21st Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony
& Gala Awards Evening. For over two decades, the Computerworld
Honors Program has acknowledged those individuals and organizations
that have used information technology to benefit society.
"The Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for
Global Commerce recognizes individuals whose personal leadership
has made a critical contribution to the effective use of IT in the
positive exchange of value for value throughout the world," said
David Reilly, CIO of Enterprise Infrastructure, Morgan Stanley.
"Both Dan and Tom exemplify the professional and technical
leadership that our award stands for. Together they have built a
great company with innovative products and along the way have
assembled a really world-class team."
"It is a great honor to receive the Morgan
Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce," said Dan
Warmenhoven. "This award is a testament to the remarkable
achievements NetApp has attained in the marketplace. Our success is
the result of our strong corporate culture, which values teamwork,
productivity, leadership, and innovation."
"I am proud to receive the leadership award
that recognizes the amazing results we have achieved as a team,"
said Tom Mendoza. "I have a simple leadership belief, which is that
people don't care what you know unless they know that you care. You
believe in me and I believe in you. Together we will sacrifice and
succeed. NetApp's culture is the embodiment of this belief."
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