Ray S. AbuZayyad, an IBM vice president, is president of Storage Products Company, IBM Storage Systems Division, the world's largest information storage business, and is headquartered in San Jose, Calif.
The following is the text of an IBM biography dated February 1994.
Mr. AbuZayyad joined IBM as a junior engineer in San Jose in 1962, and subsequently held various engineering and managerial positions in the System Development and General Products Divisions. He became general manager of the San Jose site in 1982 and was named a vice president of the General Products Division in 1983.
In 1985, Mr. Abuzayyad was named president of the General Products Division, and in 1986, he was elected an IBM vice president. In 1987, IBM named Mr. AbuZayyad president of its ROLM Corporation subsidiary in Santa Clara, Calif. He became president and chief executive officer of ROLM Systems, a Siemens AG company, at the time of the IBM-Siemens alliance in December 1988. He returned to IBM as president of the Storage Systems Products Division when it was formed in July 1990. He was named general manager of ADSTAR in December 1991, and assume his present position in April 1993.
Mr. AbuZayyad holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, a master's degree in applied mechanics and civil engineering from San Jose State University and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University.
He is a member of the California Business Roundtable and serves on the board of The Tech Museum of Innovation, where he is also a member of the executive committee. He is a member of the president's cabinet at California Polytechnic State University; and the school of engineering advisory board at the University of California at Berkeley.
In 1987, Mr. AbuZayyad received the "Eminent Engineer in the Bay Area Award" from the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Society at the University of California, Berkeley. That same year, he received the Engineering Award of Distinction from the school of engineering at San Jose State University. In 1990, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus by the University of California, Berkeley school of engineering.