These Board Members Aren't Ibm Compatible

The winds of change buffeting IBM's executive suites are now reaching into Big Blue's boardroom. Director J. Richard Munro--a member of IBM's powerful executive committee--won't be there when directors meet on July 27 in New York, BUSINESS WEEK has learned. Munro has resigned, citing his unfamiliarity with the computer business as one reason--a remarkable bit of candor, considering he has served on IBM's board since 1979. Stephen D. Bechtel Jr., chairman emeritus of Bechtel Group Inc.--and also on the executive panel--is quitting, too. Helmut Sihler, the former chief executive of Henkel, retired from the board in June for "personal reasons." Afd more IBM directors are expected to depart by spring.

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