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Xerox Announces Reorganization, Reassignment Of Executives

December 9, 1986

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Xerox Corp. on Tuesday announced the reassignment of four top executives in a reorganization it said was intended to improve delivery or products to its customers.

As of Jan. 1, a new unit called the Business Products and Systems Group will be responsible for most of Xerox’s product planning, development and manufacturing previously done by the Reprographics Business Group and the Xerox Systems Group.

A new Special Markets Group will be developed to manufacture and market entry-level and specialized products such as electronic typewriters, engineering copiers and graphics equipment and various types of printers, and to market supplies and software for Xerox products. The products will be distributed mainly through channels outside the company’s direct-sales force.

Another new marketing unit, the Custom Systems Division, will develop and produce customized systems for large customers such as the federal government.

The third new unit will be the U.S. Marketing Group, which will handle direct sales and service to major accounts and commercial customers, a function previously performed by the Business Systems Group.

The company also said Wayland R. Hicks was elected executive vice president and named president of the new Business Products and Systems Group. Robert V. Adams was also elected executive vice president and named president of the new Custom Systems Division. Both units will be based in Stamford.

Dwight F. Ryan becomes president of the Special Markets Group with headquarters in El Segundo, Calif. A. Barry Rand will become president of the U.S. Marketing Group with headquarters in Rochester, N.Y.

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