"Dave is a proven information technology innovator who knows how to drive productivity," Mike Jordan, chief executive of EDS, said in a statement Monday. "His client perspective and decades of experience ensure we have the right focus as we move to become the industry's most cost-competitive provider of outsourcing services."
The appointment comes at a difficult time for the company. Last week,their estimates for EDS' 2004 earnings and revenue following news that it lost a bid to renew its 10-year contract with the British government. The Plano, Texas-based company earlier this year, with Jordan. Clementz' appointment marks the fifth executive change at EDS in the last five weeks.
At ChevronTexaco Information Company, Clementz led worldwide computing and technology services used by more than 50,000 employees. He cut the company's information technology expenses by 20 percent through outsourcing and improving the internal computing system.
"As a former client, I know EDS has an unsurpassed global infrastructure and the most experienced team in the IT services industry," Clementz said. "My goal is to take these capabilities to the next level, leveraging our worldwide scale to benefit our clients."