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10-26-2005

Scott D. Smith Elected to Clarkson University Board of Trustees

Clarkson University alumnus Scott D. Smith of Ridgefield, Conn., executive vice president and general manager, the Americas, Lenovo Group, was elected to Clarkson University's Board of Trustees at their October 21 meeting.

Smith, formerly a vice president, in IBM’s Personal Computing Division, was named to his present position when IBM sold its personal computing business to Lenovo, China's biggest PC maker in a $1.75 billion deal in April 2005. Smith is responsible for U.S., Canada and Latin America sales, both direct and indirect, as well as marketing, supply chain and business operations in those same geographies.

At IBM, Smith led customer sales, marketing and operations activities for the personal computing division. He was responsible for more than 2,000 IBM team members and consistently delivered revenue growth, while improving customer satisfaction.

Smith joined IBM in 1983 and has held several positions in sales, marketing, service delivery and business line management. He also held executive positions in the Asia Pacific region, including, general manager, Networking and Storage Systems. As vice president, Industrial Sector, IBM Americas, Smith was responsible for sales and support of the full range of IBM's information technology products, sales, services and industry solutions, resulting in consistent market share growth and profitability.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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