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Biography PhotoMichael C. Ruettgers

Michael C. Ruettgers has served as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2010. He is Retired Chairman of the EMC Board of Directors. During his tenure as Chairman, which began January 1, 2004 and served until December 31, 2005, Ruettgers led all facets of EMC's proactive corporate governance, with a special focus on shaping the composition and expertise of EMC's independent and fully engaged Board. Prior to that, he served as Executive Chairman of EMC's Board for three years and completed his tenure in that position in December 2003.

Ruettgers joined EMC in 1988, and served as CEO from 1992 until January 2001, leading the company in a decade-long trajectory of accelerating profitable growth. From his arrival through year-end 2000, EMC's revenues grew from $120 million to nearly $9 billion. During his term as CEO, Ruettgers was named one of the "World's Top 25 Executives" by BusinessWeek. Ruettgers spent much of his early career with Raytheon, where he played a key role in the Patriot Missile Program. He is the Lead Director on the Board of Directors of the Raytheon Company and is also Chairman of the Board of Wolfson Microelectronics, a global leader in the supply of high- performance, mixed signal chips for the digital consumer market. Mr. Ruettgers sits on the Board of Orvis and Lahey Clinic. Ruettgers holds a BS from Idaho State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.