The following is the text of a corporate biography published in September 1991.
C. Michael Armstrong joined IBM in 1961 as a systems engineer in Indianapolis, Indiana. He subsequently held numerous marketing, manufacturing, and development positions, and in 1980 he was elected an IBM vice president and in 1983 an IBM senior vice president. In 1986, he was named directeur general, IBM Europe and in 1989 elected chairman of the board of IBM World Trade Corporation. He is a member of the IBM Management Committee and IBM's Corporate Management Board.
A Detroit native, Mr. Armstrong received a B.S. in business and economics at Miami University of Ohio.
He is a member of the National Advisory Committee, College of Engineering, University of Michigan; a member of the Board of Trustees, The Johns Hopkins University; a member of the Board of the Foundation for the Development of Polish Agriculture; member of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Group Supervisory Board; member of the board of directors for Travelers Corp.; member of the Board of Trustees, The Conference Board; and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.