Press Release

Built to Lead: EMC Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation and Achievement

Employees Gather in Massachusetts to Commemorate Industry Leader's History and Accomplishments, Celebrate New Era of Opportunity

Hopkinton,, Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 

EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage and management, today celebrated its 25th year anniversary, commemorating two and a half decades of growth, innovation and leadership. The only three CEOs in the company's history - current President and CEO Joe Tucci, current Chairman Mike Ruettgers and founder Dick Egan - addressed thousands of EMC employees at a celebration in nearby Southborough to mark the occasion.

In a joint message to EMC employees and their families, Ruettgers and Tucci said, "On the occasion of our 25th anniversary, we salute our dedicated employees who are sustaining EMC's worldwide leadership in information storage and management — the more than 7,000 employees in our home state of Massachusetts and the more than 21,000 employees in more than 50 countries worldwide. We offer our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all EMC employees and their families as well as to our customers, partners, suppliers, and local communities around the world."

Founded in Massachusetts in August 1979 by Egan and Roger Marino (the "E" and "M" in EMC), EMC has built a quarter-century foundation of growth, innovation and leadership. In 2004, EMC remains one of the fastest-growing and most successful major information technology providers in the world.

Egan addressed the employees, saying, "All of you and all of your colleagues around the world have built something lasting and remarkable, a company that tens of thousands of customers in every industry rely upon to keep their operations running. EMC has absolute leadership in something of great importance and real value to customers&working together you all have built a company to lead and to last as you become an even more indispensable part of your customers' overall IT environment."

Other facts about EMC:

  • One of the 10 most valuable information technology providers in the world by market capitalization
  • World's #1 provider of information storage systems for seven years in a row
  • World's #1 provider of storage management software for five years in a row
  • One of the 10 largest software providers in the world
  • Over 2,000 approved or pending storage and information management-related patents
  • Relied upon by 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500 and leading organizations worldwide
  • One of the "10 Best Places to Work in Massachusetts" (Boston Business Journal, 2004)

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in information storage systems, software, networks and services, providing automated networked storage solutions to help organizations get the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at