Chief info exec to o'see corporate systems, expand new media

Former McDonald’s exec Carl F. Dill Jr. has been tapped as veep and chief information officer of Time Warner Inc.

Dill will report to Time Warner’s executive veep and chief financial officer Richard J. Bressler.

In his newly created position, Dill will manage Time Warner’s corporate information systems function and provide leadership for systems activities across all divisions of the company. In addition, Dill will assist Bressler and his corporate strategy group in coordinating Time Warner’s new media business efforts.

Prior to joining Time Warner, Dill served as chief information officer of Oak Brook, Ill.-based McDonald’s Corp. since 1984. There he was responsible for systems planning, development and operations worldwide for the food service company, which operates nearly 25,000 restaurants in 110 countries, with more than $33 billion in annual sales.

Key player

“In addition to helping us develop a corporatewide systems strategy, Carl will be central to our expansion into the business area of new media, ensuring that our investments in this technology are properly directed,” Bressler said. “His talent and experience will make him a valued contributor to the company and to our shareholders.”

Before joining McDonald’s, Dill was corporate director, management information services at McGraw-Edison Co. from 1978 to 1982. He also held various positions in management information consulting at Andersen Consulting from 1971 to 1978.

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