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Iomega Corp., a company started in 1980 by 12 IBM laboratory workers in Tucson, Ariz., will note its 10th anniversary March 30, according to president Fred Wenninger.

The company will present service awards to those employees who have been with the company since its inception and announced company sponsorship of a $2,500 scholarship at Weber State College to encourage scientific research.Those receiving service awards will be Ken Borchert, Ralph Brower, Eric Halvorsen, Peter Kleczkowski, Mike Lyon, Gwenn Newbold, Joan Parker, Lee Palmer, Steve Powell, Ton Radman, Renee Radman, David Thompson and Colleen Walford.

"Iomega has proved its leadership position in the computer industry - and specifically in removable storage systems - over the past 10 years," said Wenninger. "Iomega has worked hard and earned this celebration."

Wenninger said the 12 founders were motivated by confidence they could develop technology that combined the best features of the hard and floppy disks then available on the market. "Iomega has built upon this idea and has been the driving force in the computer industry in removable primary storage," he said.

Besides Wenninger, the Iomega management team consists of Hal Julsen, senior vice president of sales and marketing; Curt Brown, senior vice president of advance technology and product development; Phil Krumb, chief financial officer; Paul Slack, senior vice president of administration; Leon Staciokas, BOSCO president and senior vice president of operations.

Others are Russ Bishop, vice president of international sales; John Thompson, vice president of materials, procurement and engineering; John Harris, president of the Bernoulli Collection Division; and Michael Joseph, vice president of product marketing.

Wenninger said the anniversary celebration also will honor Daniel Bernoulli, the 18th century Swiss mathematician who developed the principles behind fluid dynamics, the technological basis behind the company's line of storage products for computers.

Bernoulli drives offer the capacity and speed of a hard disk, disk removability and unique resistance to head crash. These features combine to give users powerful data protection and unlimited and inexpensive data growth, Wenninger said.