Leadership shake-up at EDS

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EDS has restructured its leadership team, naming Jeff Heller the new president and COO for AT Kearney. He will report to chairman and CEO Dick Brown and will join the EDS board of directors.

Heller began his EDS career in 1968, helping implement Medicare systems in eight states. He became a senior vice president in 1987, and president and chief operating officer in 1996.

Reporting to Heller are:
• Coley Clark, senior vice president, financial and transportation
• Don Uzzi, senior vice president of global marketing and communications
• Faye Baggiano, vice president of health care
• Reza Jafari, vice president communications of entertainment and media
• Ian Miller, vice president of energy
• Al Edmonds, vice president of government
• Dick King, vice president of manufacturing
• John Graham, chief sales officer
• Bill Sweeney, vice president of government affairs
• Mike Sample, director of executive operations.

Paul Chiapparone is promoted to executive vice president of operations. He will oversee technology development in EDS’ Unigraphics subsidiary, General Motors.
Chiapparone, who joined EDS in 1966, was given responsibility for General Motors business in 1987. In 1996, Chiapparone was named an executive vice president. He has also served as corporate controller, vice president of EDS World and has led the company’s US federal, state and local government business.

Reporting to Chiapparone are:
• Kim McMann, president of business process management
• Doug Frederick, president of information solutions
• Doug Hoover, senior vice president / client executive
• Terry Milholland, chief information and technology officer
• Tony Affuso, president of Unigraphics.

“We are pleased with the progress EDS has made this year and are building on that momentum,” said Brown. “The new positions for Jeff and Paul recognize their significant contributions and enable them to focus their talents on discreet portions of the business.

Dietmar Ostermann is promoted to chief executive officer of AT Kearney, and will report to Brown. He succeeds Fred Steingraber who will retire in March 2001. Steingraber, who has been with the company since 1964, will become chairman emeritus until his retirement.

Ostermann was named AT Kearney’s managing director for Europe in May. Previously, he was unit head for Central Europe and managing director, Germany. Under his leadership AT Kearney increased revenue in Germany and Central Europe and tripled its profits. Ostermann joined the company in 1988, and later served as Ford account officer and led the North American automotive practice.

Steingraber became CEO in 1983 and chairman in 1985. He led AT Kearney’s merger into EDS and guided the integration when it became a wholly owned subsidiary in 1995.

Doug Hoover is promoted to senior vice president / client executive, replacing Chiapparone. Hoover joined EDS in 1977 as a systems engineer, served in a number of positions in account management and moved into his present position in 1998.

EDS serves companies and governments in 55 countries globally, and reported revenues of $18.5 billion in 1999.

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