Subsequently he was appointed VM/XA advanced-system manager, responsible for strategy, design, planning, customer support, system evaluation, and product delivery and control.
Mr. Ganek was appointed Director of Worldwide Software Manufacturing Strategy in 1990 and became responsible for IBM’s strategy for manufacturing, distribution, and packaging of software, software service, and publications across all hardware platforms. In 1992 he was named Programming Systems Director, Quality and Development Operations, and led quality programs for the Programming Systems Division; he was also responsible for the software development process, including tools, technology, metrics, information development, and software service for IBM’s software community.
He joined the Telecommunications and Media Industry Unit in 1994 and assumed his current responsibilities in January 1998. Mr. Ganek received his M.S. in Computer Science from Rutgers University in 1981. He holds 12 U.S. patents.
Ralph E. Gomory has been President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation since June 1989. Dr. Gomory received his B.A. from Williams College in 1950, studied at Cambridge University, and received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton University in 1954. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1957.
Dr. Gomory was Higgins lecturer and Assistant Professor at Princeton University, 1957-59. He joined the Research Division of IBM in 1959, was named an IBM fellow in 1964, and became Director of the Mathematical Sciences Department in 1965. He was made IBM Director of Research in 1970 with line responsibility for IBM’s Research Division. He held that position until 1986, becoming IBM Vice President in 1973 and Senior Vice President in 1985. In 1986 he became IBM Senior Vice President for Science and Technology. In 1989 he retired from IBM and became President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
He has served in many capacities in academic, industrial, and government organizations, and is a member of both the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering. He has been awarded a number of honorary degrees and prizes, including the Lanchester Prize in 1963, the John von Neumann Theory Prize in 1984, the IEEE Engineering Leadership Recognition Award in 1988, the National Medal of Science awarded by the President in 1988, the Arthur M. Bueche Award of the National Academy of Engineering in 1993, the Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment in 1998, the Madison Medal award of Princeton University in 1999, and the Sheffield Fellowship Award of the Yale University Faculty of Engineering in 2000. He was named to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in 1990 and served until March 1993. Dr. Gomory is a director of the Washington Post Company, Lexmark International, and Polaroid Corporation.