Carl J. Conti retired in 2006 as Chairman of the Board of Adaptec Corporation.  He had been on the Adaptec board since 1995.  He retired from IBM in December of 1991 as IBM Senior Vice President, General Manager, IBM Enterprise Systems.  He was also a member of the IBM Corporate Management Board.  In this capacity he was responsible for worldwide development , manufacturing and marketing of Large Systems, including mainframes, system software and peripherals such as direct access storage, tape, system printers, system interconnection, etc.  The organization he directed employed approximately 30,000 people and produced annual revenues of approximately 20 billion dollars and annual profits of about 7 billion dollars.  Mr. Conti received a B.S. degree in physics from the Case Institute of Technology in 1959.  Mr. Conti has served as a trustee of Clarkson University and on the advisory board of the Case Institute of Technology at Case Western Reserve University, and on the board of trustees at Case Western Reserve University as well as the advisory board of Syracuse University Engineering School.  He is also a founder of the Thomas J Watson School of Engineering at SUNY Binghamton.  He has served on the corporate advisory committee of Scenic Hudson, Inc. and the corporate advisory board of the Center for Research on Parallel Computation.  In 2003, he was given the Gold achievement medal by the Case Alumni Association.  This is an annual award originally established to honor Nobel Laureates from Case.  He has also received the Chancellor's Medal from Syracuse University.