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IBM VICE PRESIDENT JOHN A. ARMSTRONG TO RETIRE

 ARMONK, N.Y., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that John A. Armstrong, IBM vice president, science and technology, will retire from IBM on March 31, after 30 years of service.
 "John Armstrong has played a vital role in helping IBM remain at the cutting edge of science and technology," said IBM Chairman John F. Akers. "A world-class scientist in his own right, he has been instrumental in greatly accelerating the transfer of innovation from our laboratories to the marketplace. He has our best wishes."
 Dr. Armstrong joined IBM Research in 1963 as a staff member. He held a number of scientific and management positions at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., including manager of quantum optics and director of physical sciences. In 1981, he was named manager of materials and technology development at the IBM East Fishkill laboratory. In 1983, he returned to Research as vice president, logic and memory. He was named director of research in 1986, and in 1987, was elected an IBM vice president. In May 1989 he was elected a member of the Corporate Management Board and named to his current position.
 Dr. Armstrong is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a member of the board of overseers of Harvard University.
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