/CNW/ – Xerox Canada Inc. today announced the appointment of Emechete (Eme) Onuoha to vice president, Sustainability and External Affairs.
In his new position, Onuoha will be responsible for coordinating and advancing all aspects of Xerox Canadas environmental sustainability agenda as well as public policy advocacy and related stakeholder engagement.
Xeroxs commitment to the environment has been embedded in our corporate culture for more than 30 years, so creating this role was a natural progression, said Kevin Warren, president and CEO, Xerox Canada. Eme brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to the position, making him the ideal candidate for leading Xerox Canadas environmental strategy.
Onuoha joined Xerox Canada in 2007 as director of sustainability. Prior to that, he spent 12 years in the federal public sector, holding several senior positions, including: director of operations at the Privy Council Office; vice president of the Canadian Commercial Corporation; chief of staff in the office of the minister of National Defence; and adviser on trade and consultation policy in the office of the Minister of International Trade.
Onuoha holds an honours degree in international relations from McMaster University and an MBA from Queens University. He is a member of the McMaster University Board of Governors and serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council.
NORWALK, Conn. and DALLAS, Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS) announced today that they have resolved claims made in a consolidated action filed by ACS shareholders in Dallas County, Texas, related to Xerox’s proposed acquisition of ACS. In a stipulation agreed to by the parties, the plaintiffs have withdrawn their motion for a temporary and/or permanent injunction.
The parties agreed that if ACS’s board of directors receives a superior proposal, and, as a result, withdraws its recommendation of the Xerox acquisition, Xerox will not enforce requirements in its voting agreement with ACS Chairman Darwin Deason that obligate Mr. Deason to vote any of his shares of ACS common stock in favor of the Xerox acquisition. In addition, Xerox, will not enforce any requirements of the Merger Agreement that compel ACS to hold the ACS stockholders’ meeting to vote on the Xerox transaction and if requested by ACS, Xerox will terminate the Merger Agreement in accordance with its terms.
The plaintiffs have agreed to stay prosecution of the Texas action (City of St. Clair Shores Police and Fire Retirement System, et al. v. ACS, et al., No. CC-09-07377-C). A class action by ACS stockholders related to Xerox’s acquisition of ACS remains pending in the Delaware Court of Chancery (In re ACS Shareholder Litigation, Consolidated C.A. No. 4940-VCP).
President Obama Names Xerox CEO to White House Initiative on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education
NORWALK, Conn., President Barack Obama today named Ursula Burns , chief executive officer of Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX), to help lead a national program aimed at honing students’ skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The education initiative is expected to help the country sharpen its competitive edge in innovation and regain dominance in the technological revolution sweeping the globe.
The project will be led by Burns; Craig Barrett, former chief executive officer and chairman of Intel Corporation; Glenn Britt, chief executive officer of Time Warner Cable and Sally Ride, former astronaut and president and chief operating officer of Sally Ride Science, in conjunction with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Companies like Xerox succeed through innovation, collaboration and the fresh ideas of our people. If we inspire young people today, we secure our ability to innovate tomorrow. Innovation is central to our nation’s overall growth, to our quality of life and to our success in the global marketplace said Burns, whose own personal journey from the classroom to the C-suite reflects the benefits and opportunities of a STEM education. Burns is a mechanical engineer who joined Xerox as student intern nearly 30 years ago and progressed through the company in a variety of engineering, product development and management roles. She was named president of Xerox in 2007 and became chief executive officer of the company on July 1.
An important first national step to improve math and science achievement, the initiative plans to broaden job opportunities and quality of life for more Americans. The team is expected to work at a rapid pace similar to the space race 50 years ago and focus on mobilizing the resources needed to raise the level of math and science learning for all students. The program will explore how new technologies, social networks and other resources can be used to connect teachers with professionals and companies and improve student performance in science, technology, engineering and math education.
Burns serves on the board and works with a number of institutions and organizations that are advancing STEM initiatives. Among them are the National Academy Foundation, MIT, and the University of Rochester. Burns is also a member of the advisory board for FIRST – (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization that, through robotic competitions, fosters student interest in innovation and engineering. Xerox was a founding member of FIRST and continues to support the organization today.
In addition to FIRST, Xerox traces a 50-year commitment to the power of education, investing in a number of programs. The Xerox Science Consultant Program is one of the longest running industry-education partnerships in the country. For the past 40 years, Xerox scientists and engineers have worked in the class room to make science fun for hundreds of thousands of elementary students.
Xerox has also invested several hundred million dollars in educational grants to fund programs and scholarships at universities and science centers throughout North America. Thousands of students have received educational assistance through Xerox’s Technical Minority Scholarship Program.