Gateway Names Mike Hammond SVP of Business Process Simplification; Gateway Elects QUALCOMM's Jack Dollard SVP of Manufacturing

May 01, 2000, 01:00 ET from Gateway

    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
     "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
     (1)  According to GartnerGroup/Dataquest US PC Quarterly statistics.

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