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THE NEW YORK TIMES PROMOTES RICHARD H. GILMAN TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

 /repeating from yesterday to points needed/
 NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire -- Richard H. Gilman, vice president,


systems and technology for The New York Times, was promoted to senior vice president, operations effective today said Russell T. Lewis, president of the newspaper. Mr. Gilman will be responsible for the overall direction of production and systems and technology for the newspaper.
 At the same time, John O'Brien, executive vice president and deputy general manager, who has been responsible for production, will focus on the newspaper's business functions and will continue to direct labor relations, human resources, wholesaler operations and new facilities development.
 "This move will allow us to better coordinate systems and technology with production, which has become increasingly high-tech at The Times," said Mr. Lewis. "It will also allow Rich to focus more on the strategic operational issues and John on the strategic business issues."
 Succeeding Mr. Gilman will be Raymond E. Douglas, who is currently group director/publishing, systems and technology. He will be responsible for the newspaper's business information systems, publishing systems and pre-press mechanical functions.
 Mr. Gilman, 42, who joined The Times in 1983, was appointed vice president, systems and technology in July 1992, deputy director in January 1992 and executive director of pre-press in 1991. Previously he served in a number of positions in the production and circulation departments of The Times, including a stint as the first national edition circulation manager.
 From 1970 to 1981, Mr. Gilman worked at The Arizona Daily Star, where he began as a reporter and later held various editing positions, including assistant managing editor.
 Mr. Gilman earned a B.A. degree in government and journalism from the University of Arizona in 1972 and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1983.
 Mr. O'Brien, 51, joined The Times in 1960 and was appointed to his current title in January 1992 after having served as senior vice president and deputy general manager since August 1991. Previously he was senior vice president for finance and human resources and earlier held a number of executive positions at The Times. He served as controller of Microfilming Corporation of America, a former Times Company affiliate, from 1969 to 1971 before returning to The Times.
 He earned a B.S. degree in accounting from Fairleigh-Dickinson University.
 Mr. Douglas, 44, joined The Times in 1990 from USA Today where he served as systems director and earlier as a member of USA Today's start- up team. At The Times, he served as pre-press manager in 1990 and as pre-press director in 1991 before being named group director in 1992.
 He earned a B.S. degree in computer science from Michigan State University in 1972.
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