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By New York Times News Service | September 14, 1993
Louis V. Gerstner Jr. reshuffled IBM's management yesterday by creating an 11-member executive committee he hopes will enable the various parts of the big computer company to work together more smoothly with less bureaucracy.The move, explained in an IBM memo released yesterday, was a clear signal that Mr. Gerstner believes the company's future lies in making the organization work better rather than in remaking it by overhauling it top to bottom or selling off major businesses.jTC Mr. Gerstner, who became chairman and chief executive in April, is also heavily relying on longtime International Business Machines Corp.
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By Marcia Heroux Pounds and Marcia Heroux Pounds,South Florida Sun-Sentinel | June 20, 2007
Jack Welch, a chief executive officer who knew how to win, spent much of his time developing talent when he was leading General Electric. "We build great people who then build great products and services," he writes in his book, Jack - Straight From the Gut. For any organization, identifying high potential talent is critical. Generally, there are two groups of talent in a company, says Tom Pitts, a consultant for Right Management's Florida and Caribbean division. There are high-performing experts who are knowledgeable about a particular area.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2003
A former Dundalk minister accused of going online to set up a sexual liaison with a 13-year-old girl was acquitted of all charges in the case yesterday after the judge said she could not rule out the possibility that he believed he was talking to a "consenting adult" who was acting out a fantasy. Jonathan N. Gerstner's testimony on the witness stand Monday left reasonable doubt that required a not-guilty verdict on charges of attempted second-degree rape, attempted second-degree sexual offense and solicitation of a minor using a computer, Howard Circuit Judge Diane O. Leasure said.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2003
A former Dundalk minister accused of going online to set up a sexual liaison with a 13-year-old girl was acquitted of all charges in the case yesterday after the judge said she could not rule out the possibility that he believed he was talking to a "consenting adult" who was acting out a fantasy. Jonathan N. Gerstner's testimony on the witness stand Monday left reasonable doubt that required a not-guilty verdict on charges of attempted second-degree rape, attempted second-degree sexual offense and solicitation of a minor using a computer, Howard Circuit Judge Diane O. Leasure said.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | October 30, 2002
ARMONK, N.Y. - International Business Machines Corp. Chief Executive Officer Samuel J. Palmisano will assume the added role of chairman from Louis V. Gerstner Jr., who will retire from the world's largest computer maker at year's end. Palmisano, 51, replaced Gerstner as CEO in March. Gerstner, 60, was hired in 1993 and restored IBM's profit a year later, after $15.9 billion in net losses from 1991 to 1993. He will be an adviser to IBM after leaving the company and its board, spokeswoman Carol Makovich said.
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By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,New York Bureau | March 27, 1993
NEW YORK -- Tobacco and food executive Louis V. Gerstner Jr. was named the head of International Business Machines Corp. yesterday, capping an extraordinary search to lead the shrinking computer giant.Mr. Gerstner, the 51-year-old chairman and chief executive of RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp., replaced John F. Akers, a consummate IBM insider who, while starting to downsize the world's largest computer maker, could not effect the radical changes considered necessary to reverse IBM's collapsing fortunes.
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By New York Times News Service | July 26, 1993
When the IBM board meets tomorrow, the key decision it will face is how deep to cut this time. And the outcome should say a lot about how quickly and how forcefully the company's new chief executive, Louis V. Gerstner Jr., intends to place his mark on the troubled computer giant he joined in April.Most Wall Street analysts and industry sources expect the board to take a big charge against second-quarter earnings for closing factories and selling off equipment, as the company streamlines its operations.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | May 23, 2002
A Dundalk minister has been arrested and charged with soliciting sexual intercourse from a Maryland State Police trooper posing as a 13-year-old named Jennifer in an Internet chat room. The Rev. Jonathan N. Gerstner, 44, is accused of sending instant messages to "Jennifer" from his Inverness Presbyterian Church computer beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and, within hours, arranging an afternoon sexual tryst with the girl at a park in Bowie, state police spokesman Lt. Bud Frank said. "He truly believed he was talking to a 13-year-old the whole time," Frank said.
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January 7, 2003
A former Dundalk minister accused of using the Internet to set up a sexual rendezvous with a 13-year-old girl last year said yesterday that he never believed he was talking with a child online -- only with an adult who may have been "so burned out sexually" that she wanted to play-act. Lying was common in the chat room he used to set up sex dates with strangers, Jonathan N. Gerstner, 45, testified during his daylong trial in Howard Circuit Court. "It was kind of the rules of the game in a chat room," Gerstner said.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 25, 2000
ARMONK, N.Y. - In the seven years since he took over IBM, Louis V. Gerstner Jr. has led a striking revival in the fortunes of the world's largest computer company. Yet Gerstner, the chairman and chief executive, has decided that what the company most needs now to accelerate its growth and achieve its goal of being the leading supplier of technology and services for the Internet economy is a good shakeup. So International Business Machines Corp. announced a sweeping management overhaul yesterday that includes elevating Samuel J. Palmisano, a senior vice president, to president and chief operating officer.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2003
A former Dundalk minister accused of using the Internet to set up a sexual rendezvous with a 13-year-old girl last year said yesterday that he never believed he was talking with a child online - only with an adult who may have been "so burned out sexually" that she wanted to play-act. In fact, lying was common in the Yahoo "romance" chat room he used to periodically set up sex dates with strangers, Jonathan N. Gerstner testified during his daylong trial in Howard Circuit Court. "It was kind of the rules of the game in a chat room," said the 45-year-old Perry Hall resident.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | December 7, 2002
A series of charges filed against former Dundalk minister Jonathan N. Gerstner, who was arrested in an Internet sting after he was accused of soliciting sex from a minor, should be dismissed because they don't - and can't - identify a victim by name and because one of the charges is too vague to be understood, his lawyer argued yesterday. "Who is this person? How can I, as an advocate for my client, go and fully investigate the case," without knowing who the victim is, Towson lawyer Joseph Murtha asked Howard Circuit Judge Diane O. Leasure during an afternoon motions hearing.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | October 30, 2002
ARMONK, N.Y. - International Business Machines Corp. Chief Executive Officer Samuel J. Palmisano will assume the added role of chairman from Louis V. Gerstner Jr., who will retire from the world's largest computer maker at year's end. Palmisano, 51, replaced Gerstner as CEO in March. Gerstner, 60, was hired in 1993 and restored IBM's profit a year later, after $15.9 billion in net losses from 1991 to 1993. He will be an adviser to IBM after leaving the company and its board, spokeswoman Carol Makovich said.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | June 20, 2002
A former Dundalk minister accused of soliciting sex from a minor over the Internet was indicted by a Howard County grand jury yesterday. But a case being reviewed by the Maryland Court of Appeals could undermine his prosecution. Police say Jonathan N. Gerstner met an undercover Maryland State Trooper posing as a 13-year-old girl in a chat room and arranged a sexual encounter with her at Foxhill Park in Prince George's County. At the time, he was a minister with Inverness Presbyterian Church in Dundalk.
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May 26, 2002
Signs of recovery seen in commercial real estate market After five straight quarters of slowing, and a vacancy rate of 16.5 percent, local observers of the commercial real estate market in Howard County say they are seeing the first signs of recovery. Within the past month, companies have gobbled up 150,000 square feet of office space in the Columbia Gateway office park, and deals have picked up at the Troy Hill flex office complex near Route 100. But most local brokers are not ready to break out the champagne just yet. Lower-priced subleases are putting pressure on the market, and the slump affecting the telecommunications industry and a few others could put Howard's market in line for another dip. Friends of ailing judge create Web site for him When news went out a few months ago that Howard District Judge C. James "Kit" Sfekas was battling medullary thyroid cancer, the response was instantaneous - and profuse.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | May 23, 2002
A Dundalk minister has been arrested and charged with soliciting sexual intercourse from a Maryland State Police trooper posing as a 13-year-old named Jennifer in an Internet chat room. The Rev. Jonathan N. Gerstner, 44, is accused of sending instant messages to "Jennifer" from his Inverness Presbyterian Church computer beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and, within hours, arranging an afternoon sexual tryst with the girl at a park in Bowie, state police spokesman Lt. Bud Frank said. "He truly believed he was talking to a 13-year-old the whole time," Frank said.
BUSINESS
April 27, 1993
TAMPA, Fla. -- Angry IBM shareholders unleashed a torrent of pent-up frustration yesterday over the company's decline at new chairman Louis V. Gerstner Jr., who promised to revive the computer maker but asked for patience.In just his 18th work day at IBM, Mr. Gerstner tried to focus on a broad outline of goals but instead heard impassioned calls, greeted with loud applause, for the ouster of the company's board of directors."We're glad to have you on board, but let's go ahead and clean out the rest of the rascals," a 100-share stockholder told Mr. Gerstner during IBM's annual meeting at the Tampa Convention Center.
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