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School Announces its 2008 Alumnus of the Year Award Recipient

Oct 22, 2008

It is with great pleasure the School of Engineering and Computer Science announces the selection of Mr. Mark Jon Bluth, Class of 1978 as the School's 2008 Alumnus of the Year Award recipient.

Mr. Bluth earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Pacific in 1978 at which time he also received the Outstanding Senior Award for his class. After Pacific, Mr. Bluth earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University.

Mr. Bluth is the Senior Vice President of Operations for NetApp, Inc. (NetApp) in Sunnyvale, CA. He is responsible for providing NetApp with a competitive operations capability with respect to installed quality, delivery performance, and total cost. He has led the expansion of NetApp's global operations presence and the evolution of the operations model.
Prior to joining NetApp, Bluth served as Director of New Product Introduction, Manufacturing Engineering, Test Engineering, and Operations for Synoptics/Bay Networks and was Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager for MIPS/Silicon Graphics. He also had a 13-year career at Hewlett-Packard Company
in a variety of engineering, marketing, and manufacturing management roles.

Amidst his demanding career, Mr. Bluth remains an active alumnus at Pacific. He is a member of the Dean's Council for the School which provides valuable insight to the Dean on the School's strategic direction, academic quality, and industrial relations. Dr. Ravi Jain, Dean of the Pacific School of Engineering and Computer Science, explained that Mr. Bluth "has served as a source of inspiration for the School and the University through his leadership in the development and marketing of global technologies. We are most fortunate to have him as an alumnus and active contributor to the School's past, present, and future." The School of Engineering and Computer Science is privileged to present Mr. Bluth with its 2008 Alumnus of the Year Award for his extraordinary service.

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