Unisys Aims For The Top Of The Tree

Will Weinbach's new push erase its second-tier status?

The faces around him said it all. When Lawrence A. Weinbach took the top job at ailing Unisys Corp. in the fall of 1997, he quickly noticed that no one in the halls of the Blue Bell (Pa.) computer company smiled. In fact, many employees didn't even look him in the eye. And when Weinbach went out to visit big customers, most asked the same uneasy question: "Is Unisys viable?" Says Weinbach: "Nobody thought this company had a future."

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