J.D. Edwards appointed its new president and CEO Robert Dutkowsky as chairman of the board this week, replacing Edward McVaney, who co-founded the business applications company and served as its sole chairman for 25 years. Dutkowsky joined J.D. Edwards in January from Teradyne, and before that he worked 20 years at IBM.
McVaney jumped in and out of the CEO seat at J.D. Edwards several times since 1987. His last stint as CEO began in 2000, when he tried to steer the company out of several years of declining sales and market share. He retired from that post in January with the arrival of Dutkowsky.