Company Achieves Milestone with Appointment of Second Chairman in its 25-year History
J.D. Edwards has appointed Robert M. Dutkowsky, president and chief executive officer, to chairman of the board. As originally announced in January, when Dutkowsky was named to the positions of president and CEO, the company named Dutkowsky chairman at the annual stockholders meeting on March 26, 2002. Dutkowsky replaces C. Edward McVaney, J.D. Edwards' cofounder and, until now, the only chairman in the company's 25-year history.
As the second chairman in J.D. Edwards' history, Dutkowsky leads a company of nearly 5,000 employees, with nearly 6,500 customers in more than 100 countries and 250 strategic alliance partners. Dutkowsky brings to the job a track record of leadership and growth with market-leading information technology companies - a career spanning roles in software, storage and services.
"I have met with thousands of J.D. Edwards employees, and hundreds of customers and partners. These key constituents, combined with our strong technology products, are responsible for our company's current achievements - and its enormous potential," Dutkowsky said. "I'm honoured to be appointed to chairman and given this unique opportunity to be a part of a great company that is poised for continued success."
Dutkowsky joined J.D. Edwards on January 3, 2002, from Teradyne, Inc., where he was president of its Assembly Test Division. Previously, he had been chairman, president, and chief executive officer of GenRad, Inc., which was acquired by Teradyne in October 2001. Prior to that, he held senior leadership positions at EMC, including president of its Data General division. Dutkowsky began his career at IBM, where he spent 20 years in various sales, marketing, and leadership positions, including executive assistant to former IBM Chairman Louis V. Gerstner and head of worldwide sales and marketing for the RS/6000 division.
Additionally, the J.D. Edwards Board of Directors announced that C. Edward McVaney has resigned from his one-year term as a director of J.D. Edwards, and that separately, Jan Zapapas, a former J.D. Edwards executive who held senior positions in development, services and marketing, has been named to a three-year term on the board.
"These additional developments are part of the ordered progression of our organisation," Dutkowsky noted. "Jan brings to the board a wealth of experience in managing complex IT development processes and an impeccable record of service and contribution to the civic community. We are looking forward to her sharing these skills and perspectives with the board."
NOTE TO EDITORS: For a digital photo and biography of Mr. Dutkowsky http://www.jdedwards.com/biographies/
About J.D. Edwards
J.D. Edwards is a leading provider of agile, collaborative solutions for the connected economy. The Company's open solutions give organisations the freedom to choose how they assemble their internal applications and how they collaborate with partners and customers across the supply chain to increase competitive advantage.
Founded in 1977, J.D. Edwards is headquartered in Denver. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Company via the Internet at http://www.jdedwards.com or at 0118 909 1700.
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