Lexmark: Paul J. Curlander to retire, Paul Rooke named successor
Dr. Curlander has been a Director of the Company since February 1997. Since April 1999, he has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. From May 1998 to April 1999, Dr. Curlander served as President and Chief Executive Officer, from February 1997 to May 1998, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and from January 1995 to February 1997, he served as Executive Vice President, Operations of the Company. In 1993, Dr. Curlander became a Vice President of the Company, and from 1991 to 1993 he was General Manager of the Company’s printer business.
Mr. Curlander will continue as chairman of the Board of Directors. In his role as executive chairman, he will assist with the leadership transition, and Perceptive Software will continue to report to him. Mr. Curlander served in various engineering and management positions in IBM for 17 years before joining Lexmark at its spinoff from IBM almost 20 years ago in March 1991.
The Lexmark Board of Directors has appointed Paul Rooke as the company's president and chief executive officer, succeeding Mr. Curlander. The Board of Directors also elected Mr. Rooke as a director of the company. ■