For Release — Monday, May 20, 2002
BUSINESS COUNCIL ELECTS FIVE NEW DIRECTORS
ALBANY - Five of New York's top business leaders have been elected to the
board of directors of The Business Council of New York State.
- Philip C. Ackerman, chairman of the board of National Fuel Gas
Company of Buffalo. He joined the company in 1968 as an attorney, and progressed
through staff and management positions. He has been the company's chief
financial officer since 1981, a member of its board since 1994, and its
president since July 1999. He became CEO in October 2002 and chairman in
December 2002. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from SUNY-Buffalo
in 1965 and a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1968.
- Kirk P. Gregg, executive vice president and chief administrative
officer of Corning Incorporated. He joined Corning in 1993 as director of
executive compensation, and was named vice president of executive resources
and employee benefits in December 1994. He was named senior vice president
of administration in December 1997 and assumed his current position in 2002.
He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and experimental
psychology at Bemidji State University and a master's degree in industrial
relations at the University of Minnesota. He is a Sloan Fellow from MIT's
Sloan School of Management.
- Steve McCormick, plant manager at Anheuser-Busch's facility in
Baldwinsville, Oswego County. He has 24 years experience in brewery operations
management at Anheuser-Busch and Miller Brewing Company. He served five
years as plant manager at the Newark, New Jersey brewery before taking over
at Baldwinsville in January 2002. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical
engineering from Villanova University and an AMBA from the University of
Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
- Philip A. Teel, Jr., sector vice president-airborne early warning
and electronic warfare (AEW&EW) systems for Northrop Grumman Corporation's
integrated systems sector. He previously served as sector vice president-materiel.
In this role, he has general management responsibility for AEW&EW's business
area, including design, development, manufacturing, and systems integration
for AEW&EW's aircraft and subsystems. He earned a bachelor's degree
in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a master's
degree in engineering management at George Washington University.
- Lloyd M. Young, general manager of Philips Semiconductors' advanced
facility in East Fishkill, Dutchess County. He joined IBM in 1980 as an
engineer in the company's semiconductor development and manufacturing facility
in East Fishkill. After serving in many engineering and management positions
there, he joined IBM's corporate manufacturing staff in 1988. He returned
to East Fishkill as semiconductor engineering manager and, in 1994, became
vice president of operations for MiCRUS, a joint venture between IBM and
Cirrus Logic. In June 2002, Philips acquired MiCRUS, and he became Philips'
vice president of operations.
William Allyn, chairman and CEO of Welch Allyn Ventures, LLC, is chairman of the board of The Business Council. Robert B. Catell, chairman and CEO of KeySpan Energy, is vice chairman. Alair Townsend, publisher of Crain's New York Business, is vice chair for finance.
The Business Council is New York's largest broad-based business group, representing nearly 4,000 member companies large and small across the state. Based in Albany, it lobbies for a better business climate and offers cost-cutting services to its members.
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