By Kim S. Nash  |  Posted 2005-02-01 Print this article Print

The first global chief information officer of the $9.1 billion auto parts supplier attacked his job as if it was a critical technology project. Here's how Bruce Carver spent his first 100 days.

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Headquarters: 4500 Dorr St., Toledo, OH 43615

Phone: (419) 535-4500

Business: Automobile parts manufacturing

Chief Information Officer: Bruce Carver

Financials for 12-month period ending Sept. 30, 2004: $9.1 billion in sales; $228 million in profits.

Challenge: To centralize information technology while continuing to support all divisions and businesses worldwide.

Baseline Goals:

  • Cut overall annual technology spending by 20%, from $132 million to $105 million.
  • Consolidate data centers, from 68 to about five.
  • Reduce the number of technology suppliers, from about 1,000 to 100.

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    Kim has covered the business of technology for 14 years, doing investigative work and writing about legal issues in the industry, including Microsoft Corp.'s antitrust trial. She has won numerous awards and has a B.S. degree in journalism from Boston University.

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