Jon Benson

Vice President of Emerging Technologies and Engineering

Jon Benson joined Spectra Logic in 2011 to lead the research and development of new technologies for Spectra’s portfolio of data storage solutions. As vice president of emerging technologies and engineering, he is responsible for developing new products that address customers’ future data center requirements. Jon also oversees software development and quality for all Spectra products.

Prior, he was employed at StorageTek (STK)/Sun Microsystems for more than 24 years and was serving as vice president and general manager of its tape business when the company was purchased by Sun in 2005.

During his tenure at StorageTek, Jon directed the product and business development of numerous tape library, drive and software platforms throughout the 1990s and into 2000-2005, including the PowderHorn, SL8500 and SL3000 tape libraries, VSM virtual tape and 9840/9940/T10000 tape drives. After the acquisition of STK by SUN, he served as senior vice president of worldwide storage, tape and disk divisions.

Benson earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in electrical engineering from Colorado State University.

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