Peter Faulhaber, FUJIFILM
Peter Faulhaber is president of FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc., a world leader of innovative data protection products and solutions that enable organizations to cost effectively manage exponential data growth. As president, he is responsible for overseeing the strategy, manufacturing, sales and marketing for Fujifilm, including the development and implementation of a competitive and profitable strategy for both North and South America regions. Peter joined Fujifilm in 2004 as Vice President, Business Development and OEM Sales, where he oversaw sales to all major OEM partners and was later promoted to Senior Vice President.
Peter has more than 19 years of experience in the data storage industry. Before joining Fujifilm, Peter was the Group Vice President for EMTEC Magnetic, GmbH in Germany where he was responsible for the worldwide professional business of all optical and magnetic data storage products. Prior to that, Peter worked as the Controller for BASF, Germany.
He has also been active in several industry trade associations including: Active Archive Alliance, where he is a board member; AFCOM; the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA); the Linear Tape-Open Consortium (LTO); the European Data Media Manufacturing Association (EMA); and the Tape Council.
Faulhaber received a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern in Kaiserslautern, Germany and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany.
Matt Starr, Spectra Logic
Matt Starr’s tenure with Spectra Logic spans 22 years and includes experience in service, hardware design, software development, operating systems, electronic design and management. As CTO, he is responsible for the company’s engineering department, manufacturing operations and planning division.
Matt served as the lead engineering architect for the design and production of Spectra’s tape library family. Spectra Logic has secured 36 tape library patents under Matt’s direction, establishing the company as the innovative technology leader in the data storage industry.
He holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Mark Pastor, Quantum Corp.
Mark Pastor is director of data intelligence solutions at Quantum. In his current role, he leads a team responsible for driving Quantum’s data intelligence and storage solutions for HPC, AI, research and other large unstructured data environments. Mark also represents Quantum within the Active Archive Alliance and in the LTO consortium. Prior to joining Quantum, Mark led a team that was responsible for business planning and market development of several new strategic technology initiatives at Seagate.