Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> April 1, 2003

Timothy Tuff – John H. Harland Company (jh)

TIMOTHY C. TUFF is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of John H. Harland Company, one of the leading providers of software and printed products to the financial and educational markets. Mr. Tuff joined Harland after five years as President and CEO of Boral Industries, where he managed the North American and European operations of Australia-based Boral, Ltd., a world leader in building and construction materials. He joined Boral in 1993, and under his leadership, the US business focused on four core businesses, and through a process of internal business improvement, acquisition and innovation, achieved market leadership in each business. Prior to Boral, he was a General Partner with Ampersand Ventures, a Wellesley, Massachusetts-based specialty chemicals and materials venture capital firm. Mr. Tuff joined Alcan Aluminum, Ltd., in 1968. His career with Alcan spanned more than 20 years and included management positions in several of the company's divisions, including presidency of its US operations. Mr. Tuff received a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He also received a Master's degree in Marketing from the University of Lancaster in England and attended Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief historical sketch of the

company and an overview of the things you are doing at the

present time?

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