1925 - Erich Bloch, IBM vice president and head of the corporate technical personnel development staff.
- Mr. Bloch studied electrical engineering at the Federal Polytechnic Institute of Zurich (Switzerland) and received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Buffalo, New York.
1952 - Joined IBM as an engineer in Poughkeepsie.
1968 - He held a number of positions there and was named director of the Poughkeepsie laboratory.
1972 - He became a member of the Corporate Technical Committee.
1975 - He was named general manager of the East Fishkill facility.
1976 - He was made a vice president of the System Products Division, later the Data Systems Division.
1980 - Mr. Bloch was named assistant group executive, technology, Data Processing Product Group.
1981 - He became head of the corporate technical personnel development staff in August and was elected an IBM vice president in the following month.
1985 - Erich Bloch was one of three IBM retired employees to receive the first National Technology Medal from U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
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