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IBM SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT GEORGE H. CONRADES TO RETIRE AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF SERVICE

 IBM SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT GEORGE H. CONRADES TO RETIRE
 AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF SERVICE
 ARMONK, N.Y., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- George H. Conrades, IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM) senior vice president, corporate marketing and services and a member of the IBM Corporate Management Board, will retire from IBM effective March 1.
 Conrades joined IBM in 1961 as a marketing representative in Columbus, Ohio. He was named president of the data processing division in 1980 and was elected an IBM vice president in 1981. In 1982, Conrades was named president of the national accounts division and was appointed assistant group executive, information systems and technology group, in 1983. He served as group executive, Asia/Pacific group, in 1984 and in 1986 was named group executive, information systems and products group. Conrades was elected an IBM senior vice president in 1986 and was named general manager, IBM Personal Systems, in January 1988. In July of that year, Conrades was named general manager, IBM United States marketing and services, and in 1990 was named general manager, IBM United States. He was named to his current position in November 1991.
 IBM Chairman John F. Akers said, "George Conrades has served IBM in a wide variety of assignments, including leadership of our United States business during a difficult period. He has made many contributions to our success.


His creative marketing skills, entrepreneurial spirit and thorough knowledge of the IBM company are respected by IBM customers and business partners throughout the world. We wish him well upon his departure from IBM."
 Conrades said, "I'm very fortunate to have had the opportunity to run major parts of IBM's worldwide business: from our Asia/Pacific operations to mid-range and personal computers to IBM United States. It has been especially interesting to help restructure IBM's marketing and services operations and create new ways to respond to customers. Recently, a number of significant opportunities outside of IBM have been brought to me and I have decided to give them serious consideration. In fairness to IBM, where I have spent 30 exciting years, I am leaving at this time to evaluate the many possibilities on a full-time basis."
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