Horst L. Truestedt joined IBM in Rochester, MN in 1968 after
conducting physics research for six years at the 3M Company in
St. Paul, MN. He has worked in several divisions of IBM (including
Germany, Japan, and Holland) in system and storage architecture
and as a manager.
Before retiring from IBM in 1997, Truestedt had been involved
with DASD interfaces and attachment architecture. He represented
IBM for 12 years at ANSI T11- Intelligent Peripheral Interface
(IPI), High Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI), Fibre Channel
(FC), and Enterprise System Connectivity (SBCON); represented
IBM SSD on the Fibre Channel Association (FCA); represented IBM
on the Redundant Array of Independent Disk (RAID) Advisory Board;
represented ANSI T11 at the International Standards Organization
(ISO): and, consulted for large IBM systems worldwide.
Truestedt attended Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
in pre-Engineering and received a BS in Physics and Mathematics
from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Truestedt is the President/CEO of TrueFocus, Inc., which is a
consulting firm focusing on industry Fibre Channel and Storage
While at IBM and since retiring, Truestedt has lectured and
made presentations at many Storage and Interface conferences and
at main computer suppliers.