Frank T. Cary

Businessperson, Deceased Person

1920 – 2006

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Who was Frank T. Cary?

Frank T. Cary was a U.S. Executive and Businessman. Cary served as the Chairman from 1973 to 1983 and CEO from 1973 to 1981 of IBM. He was a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.

While he was not well known outside of IBM during his tenure as Chief Executive he presided over a period of rapid growth in product, revenue and profit. His most notable accomplishment was recognizing that the Personal Computer was going to be an emerging product category that could ultimately be a threat to IBM. Consequently he forced the creation of a special, small dedicated group to spearhead an answer to Apple within IBM but totally protected from the internal bureaucracy of a large corporation. Even though the PC, after a significant early success, did not maintain its promise it did leave a legacy both outside and inside the company that endures to this day.

Frank T. Cary died, aged 85, on New Year's Day 2006.

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Born
Dec 14, 1920
United States of America
Also known as
  • Frank Cary
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Employment
  • IBM
Lived in
  • Iowa
  • Darien
Died
Jan 1, 2006
Darien

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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