Electronic Data Systems Corp. of Plano, Tex., named John R. Harris group executive for corporate marketing and strategy.

Mr. Harris, 47, replaced Barry Sullivan, who recently assumed the leadership of EDS' Internet and electronic markets business.

Mr. Harris, a corporate vice president since 1992 and communications industry group executive for the last seven years, will report to EDS vice chairman Gary Fernandes.

Mr. Fernandes said Mr. Harris' appointment underscores the importance of marketing and strategy now that EDS is independent of its former owner, General Motors Corp.

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