SAN DIEGO, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Gateway (NYSE: GTW) has named Mike Hammond senior vice president of Business Process Simplification. Hammond, who previously served as senior vice president of Manufacturing, will have overall responsibility for reviewing and improving all Gateway business processes to ensure complete client satisfaction and organizational efficiency. "Mike will be working to change Gateway's business processes, ensuring that our clients are delighted, our costs are controlled and our employees are empowered with world-class tools and processes," said Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Global Operations. "Mike has been a leader in process improvement at Gateway. In his new role, he will ensure that our new Business Process Simplification initiative will receive the appropriate senior management focus and resources required to make it a success." Jack Dollard has been elected as the new senior vice president of Manufacturing for Gateway. Dollard will be responsible for Gateway's manufacturing operations worldwide, including logistics, materials, and supplier management. "In order to remain the best client value on the market by delivering high quality products at great prices, we need to leverage our supply chain, manufacturing processes and overall efficiency," Bradley said. "Both Mike and Jack have crucial roles in accomplishing this." Dollard, who brings to Gateway 24 years of manufacturing operations experience, most recently served as senior vice president of worldwide manufacturing for QUALCOMM (QCOM) and president of QUALCOMM Personal Electronics. Prior to joining QUALCOMM, he spent seven years with Toshiba America, Inc. Hammond, who co-founded Gateway with Chairman Ted Waitt in 1985, formerly served as vice president of Gateway Asia-Pacific. About Gateway Gateway (NYSE: GTW), a Fortune 250 company founded in 1985, focuses on building lifelong relationships with consumers and businesses through complete technology personalization. Gateway ranked number one in U.S. consumer PC revenue in 1999(1) and was rated among the top ten best corporate reputations in America according to a survey conducted in August of 1999 by Harris Interactive and the Reputation Institute and published in The Wall Street Journal. Gateway employees worldwide provide clients with services and built- to-order computers that consistently win top awards from leading industry publications. Gateway had total global revenue of $8.65 billion in 1999 and shipped 4.68 million systems. For more information, visit our Web site at www.gateway.com (1) According to GartnerGroup/Dataquest US PC Quarterly statistics.