Gregory F. Flemming, groundbreaking executive making an impact after retirement
A retired executive from IBM Corporation, Gregory F. Flemming was integrally involved in the development and rollout of the first massed-produced commercial computer, IBM System 360, early in his career.
For the next thirty years at IBM he worked in various executive positions in manufacturing and product development in the United States, Europe, and Asia. In the early 1980s, he participated in forming the PC Company within IBM, which later launched the “Computers for the Masses” revolution that expanded throughout the world. In 1990 he served as a lead negotiator for IBM to spin off the personal printer, typewriter, keyboard, and supplies business that formed the now successful Lexmark Corporation. Flemming also helped form the IBM Printer Business Group, where he served as the Business Alliance and Business Development Executive.
At Penn State, Flemming is a member of the Penn State Berks Advisory Board and the Industrial Advisory Board. Also, he is on the Penn State Berks Advisory Council for Entrepreneurship. He was instrumental in establishing the Learning Factory and the Engineering Entrepreneurship minor at Penn State Berks.
He was awarded a Penn State Alumni Fellow Award in 2011.