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Former Controller Rodney Everhart Is President

April 5, 1993

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) _ Rodney L. Everhart has been appointed president of Mead Data Central Inc., the electronic data publishing company said Monday.

He had served as interim president since November, said the parent Mead Corp. Everhart also was controller of Mead Corp. and will be replaced in that position.

Everhart succeeds Jack W. Simpson, who resigned Nov. 3 under pressure to increase earnings. Simpson had increased Mead Data Central’s revenues from $47 million in 1981 to $470 million in 1991. But the parent company expected better performance, said Steven Mason, Mead Corp.’s chairman and chief executive officer.

Mead Corp. also is in the forest products business. Both companies are based in Dayton.

Mason said he expects improvement in product development, marketing and customer service. Everhart has already prepared a 1993 plan focusing on improving customer service, Mason said.

Everhart joined Mead in January 1989 as vice president of financial resources and administration. He became corporate controller in September 1992.

He had previously held financial and operations management jobs for General Electric Co. He left GE in 1986 to become chief financial officer and treasurer of Systems and Computer Technology Corp. in Malvern, Pa.