Lewis E. Platt

Lewis E. Platt (April 11, 1941 - September 8, 2005) succeeded John A. Young as president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard (HP) in 1990, and then succeeded co-founder David Packard as the company's chairman of the board in 1993.

Upon his departure, his position was divided into three, partially because of the Agilent Technologies divestiture. Richard Hackborn served in two of those positions as chairman of both HP and Agilent during the transitional period of the breakup.

After retiring from HP he served as CEO of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates from 2000 to mid-2001.

On December 1, 2003, director Platt was named as the non-executive chairman of Boeing, with Phil Condit's resignation as their chairman and CEO.

Platt earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University in 1964 and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1966. He was granted an honorary doctorate in Engineering Science by Santa Clara University. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega National Fraternity and also served on its National Foundation Board of Governors.

Until his death, Platt also sat on the corporate board of 7-Eleven, and the Board of Overseers at the Wharton School of Business.

External links

* [http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/execteam/bios/platt.html HP execteam biography]


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