Sunnyvale, Calif.-October 30,
2009- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced that Dan
Warmenhoven, NetApp chairman of the Board of Directors and
executive chairman, will receive the "Spirit of Silicon Valley
Lifetime Achievement Award" today at the Silicon Valley Leadership
Group's annual Public Policy Luncheon.
"Dan Warmenhoven is not only a highly
talented and creative technology leader, he is one of Silicon
Valley's finest community leaders," said Carl Guardino, president
and CEO of the Leadership Group. "Along with his wife Charmaine,
their contributions to the arts, the culture and the needy in
Silicon Valley set the standard that each of us should try to
"It is an honor to be recognized by the
Silicon Valley Leadership Group, an organization that has had such
a long-term, positive impact on the epicenter of innovation," said
Warmenhoven. "This award is a testament to my colleagues at NetApp,
whose drive and dedication helped create a model company that
ranked number one on FORTUNE magazine's 2009 list of 100
Best Companies to Work For."
The Spirit of Silicon Valley Lifetime
Achievement Award winners are selected by a panel that includes the
Leadership Group's executive committee and past winners of the
award. Past honorees of this annual award include Craig Barrett,
Wilf Corrigan, Aart de Geus, Keith Kennedy, John C. Lewis, Paul
Locatelli, Norman Y. Mineta, Gordon Moore, Jim Morgan, Ko
Nishimura, and Tony Ridder.
About the Silicon Valley Leadership
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David
Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents 300 of Silicon Valley's most
respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect
the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley,
including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care,
tax policies, economic vitality and the environment. Leadership
Group members collectively provide nearly one of every four private
sector jobs in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit
call (408) 501-7853.
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