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Charles E. Exley Jr.

Charles E. Exley Jr. MBA ’54
Retired Chairman and CEO, NCR Corporation, Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Charles Exley is retired chairman and chief executive officer of the NCR Corporation, based in Dayton, Ohio. He joined NCR in 1976 as president, director, and member of the executive committee. He had previously spent 22 years with the Burroughs Corporation (now the Unisys Corporation), rising from financial analyst to executive vice president of finance to director.

In April 1983, Mr. Exley was named chief executive officer of NCR, and in April 1984 he became its chairman and president. He assumed the title of chairman and chief executive officer in early 1988 and retired from NCR in September of 1991.

Mr. Exley received a BA in economics from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree by Wesleyan University in 1991.

He has served as campaign chairman and in various other capacities for the United Way. From 1989 to 1990, he was chairman of the Dayton Area Progress Council. He also served as an executive committee member for the Dayton Business Committee.

Mr. Exley is former chairman of the computer and business equipment division of the US Savings Bond Campaign and of the electronics industry campaign for the Committee for Economic Development. He is also a former member of the Business Council and the Business Roundtable. At various times, he served as a director of the Burroughs Corporation, Owens Corning Co., Bank One Corp, and Merck & Co., and as a trustee of Wesleyan University and the A.W. Mellon Foundation.

Mr. Exley has three children and six grandchildren.

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