August 12, 1998

AFEI Board of Directors Elects New Chairman and Vice Chairman

The Board of Directors of the Association For Enterprise Integration (AFEI) recently elected its new Chairman and Vice Chairman at the association’s Summer Group Assembly & Strategy Workshop in Leesburg, VA on July 13-15, 1998.

Mr. Guy Curtis, selected as the Chairman of the Board, is the manager of Worldwide Government Industry Marketing within the Document Services Group of the Xerox Corporation, with offices in McLean, VA. Mr. Curtis is responsible for managing the development of the Government markets for Xerox on a worldwide basis.

Prior to joining Xerox, Mr. Curtis completed a successful 32-year career in the United States Navy, serving principally in various submarine commands. Upon attaining the rank of Rear Admiral, he was assigned as the Director, SEAWOLF Submarine Force project where he developed technology and completed the design for this new submarine. In his last position prior to retirement, he served as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Logistics.

Mr. Tom Murphy, Senior Vice President and Manager of the CACI Inc.-Federal Enterprise Information Integration Division, located in Fairfax, VA, was elected Vice Chairman of the Board. At CACI, Mr. Murphy is responsible for the execution of strategic partnerships, business development, customer education, systems integration and consulting services associated with enterprise-wide Product Data Management (PDM) initiatives for both government and commercial clients.

For the past 16 years, Mr. Murphy has been working with both technical and managerial disciplines across industry and the Department of Defense, providing the implementation and consulting services required by customers to fully realize the critical process improvements that technology can bring to the product development/support environments.

For over a decade, the U.S. CALS Industry Steering Group has led industry and government action teams that examined government functional standards, and the application of those standards to industry’s best practices. The Association For Enterprise Integration has emerged from this collaboration, and carries on this important work.

The mission of AFEI is to advance Enterprise Integration and world-class electronic business practices for industry and government around the world. AFEI is a resource to technologists and managers who see EI as a way to reduce cycle times and foster improvements in 21st Century Commerce.

Enterprise Integration solutions often compete with each other, use conflicting terminology, and are not fully integrated. Workflow modeling, integrated data environments, supply chain management, electronic commerce, and concurrent engineering are but a few of the numerous tools for Enterprise-Integration. The proper selection and application of these tools, in integrated contexts, will enable the creation of the central business model for the next century – the agile, globally-extended, virtual enterprise.

The understanding and application of enterprise engineering and Enterprise-Integration technologies, especially in the end-user community, is a key element of the AFEI mission.

For a complete listing of AFEI’s Board of Directors, information regarding membership in the association, or details of 21st Century Commerce 1988: Host of CALS Expo International 1998 in Long Beach, CA, October 26-29, visit the AFEI homepage:, or contact Shirley Goodman, Deputy Executive Director, at (703) 247-9473 or email at [email protected].