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As Senior Vice President of Drive Manufacturing for WD, a Western Digital corporation, Dave Rauch oversees worldwide manufacturing of hard drives including operations, manufacturing engineering, and data systems.
With over 30 years of experience in technology-based companies, he has held positions in operations, engineering, and program management. The hard disk drive business is fast paced with many technical challenges, having rapid technology transitions, dynamic market cycles, and competitive operational requirements. He has worked in company sizes from start-up through $16B annual revenue.
Prior to joining Western Digital, Rauch worked in the optical telecommunications and solar industries, working to commercialize innovative products and expand the product portfolio.