Horace W. ThueHorace W. (Bud) Thue joined IBM in 1957, and served as corporate director of manufacturing planning, general manager of the company's Endicott, N.Y., plant, and vice president of manufacturing of the IBM General Products Division, among other managerial positions in the early years of his IBM career.

In March 1965, Thue was named vice president, plans and controls, of the IBM Systems Manufacturing Division. A year later, he was appointed as general manager of IBM's manufacturing and development facility in Rochester, Minn., a post he held until 1969.

Thue held a B.S. degree in industrial engineering from the University of North Dakota.