Anthony N. Lapine

ANTHONY N. LAPINE is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Semotus Solutions, Inc. Mr. LaPine, an original Founder of Semotus
Solutions (formerly, manages the entire corporate vision
and strategy of the company. He has a 30-year legacy as an icon of
business and technology in the Silicon Valley, and continues to guide
Semotus Solutions’ progress, its development as well as its current and
future business plans. Mr. LaPine has served as a member of 20 corporate
Boards for companies across a broad spectrum of industries, and he has
created a legendary career in the realm of computing technology. He
served as a member of the engineering team that gave birth to the modern
disk drive. Mr. LaPine was one of the Founders of Memorex’s Equipment
Group where he was instrumental in developing the floppy disk drive, a
cornerstone of today’s personal computer revolution. In addition, he
played a major role in Memorex’s historic turnaround, re-listing Memorex
on the New York Stock Exchange ‘ the only company ever re-listed. Mr.
LaPine re-engineered the IrwinOlivetti Company, orchestrating the
invention of the first removable cartridge tape backup in personal
computers. This development opened a new billion-dollar market,
catapulting the company to profitability and a public offering (IPO). At
LaPine Technology, he launched the first micro disk drives for notebook
computers, creating a whole new industry standard. Mr. LaPine led his
company’s growth to a profitable $60 million in sales before selling the
company in a transaction valued at $240 million. Mr. LaPine possesses a
BSEE cum laude, from California State University, an MSEE from Santa
Clara University and an MBA from the University of San Francisco. He
later became an alumnus of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business
through their Executive Program. In 1993, he received the San Jose State
University ‘Alumni Award of Distinction’ and is the recipient of the
Santa Clara University 1994 ‘Distinguished Engineering Alumni’ award.

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