Xerox has named Steve Hoover as chief technology officer, effective 1 January 2017. Hoover currently serves as chief executive officer of PARC, a Xerox Company.
Hoover will be responsible for research and product development, reporting to Jeff Jacobson, CEO of Xerox following the company’s separation. In this role, Hoover will oversee the Xerox global research centers including the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), the Xerox Research Centre Canada and the Xerox Research Centre Europe, as well as Xerox’s globally distributed product development and engineering capabilities.
Hoover joined PARC in 2011, after serving as vice president of the Xerox Research Center of Webster. He has helped transform PARC from Xerox’s flagship research laboratory to an R&D organization in the business of open innovation, providing technologies and custom innovation services to enterprises, start-ups and government agencies. Since joining Xerox in 1994, Hoover has held a variety of roles in both product development and research, leading long-term technology investments in analytics, digital manufacturing, intelligent systems, distributed and cloud computing, nanotechnology, mobile, the future of work, and advanced printing and mass customization technologies.
Hoover earned his doctorate degree and master’s degree in engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.
Hoover succeeds Sophie Vandebroek, who will retire at the end of this year. Vandebroek joined Xerox in 1991 and has served as the company’s chief technology officer and president of the Xerox Innovation Group for more than a decade.