The award ceremony will take place May 8, 2014, at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.
“We are very excited to honor Steve Milligan and Western Digital, recognizing their leadership and dedication to the community,” B’nai B’rith International President Allan J. Jacobs said. “Distinguished achievement is exactly what Steve and Western Digital exemplify.”
Rejoining Western Digital in January 2013, Milligan oversees all operations for the digital information storage company. Western Digital designs and manufactures storage devices and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST, and G-Technology brands. Milligan originally came to Western Digital in 2002 as vice president of finance. In 2007 he joined Hitachi Global Storage Technologies to lead a financial and operational turnaround, allowing for Western Digital’s eventual acquisition of the company.
Milligan and Western Digital’s work extends far beyond the business world, placing a high value on public service and philanthropic commitment. Through the Western Digital Foundation, the company supports educational programs focusing on science, technology, engineering, math and computer literacy, especially those targeting at-risk and underserved youth. The Foundation's global commitment to corporate giving also includes support for disaster relief, basic needs and homeless prevention, environmental stewardship and employee volunteerism.
“I’m truly honored to receive this award from B'nai B'rith and accept it on behalf of all Western Digital employees,” Milligan said. “We strongly believe in giving back to the communities in which we live and work. I’m proud of what we have achieved together and look forward to many more years of philanthropic service and commitment.”
“Steve Milligan is an inspiring chief executive who leads by example in the worlds of business and civic responsibility,” B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said. “Under Steve’s leadership, Western Digital understands and supports educational programs that are so vital to many young people in this country. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to pay tribute to him and to Western Digital with the Distinguished Achievement Award.”
For more than four decades, B’nai B’rith has presented the Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of the accomplishments of key community and corporate leaders around the world. These exceptional individuals and companies are honored for their community service, dedicated leadership and commitment to improving the lives of the individuals they serve.
About Western Digital Corporation
Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the company's website to access a variety of product and financial information.