Paul Rooke is chairman and chief executive officer of Lexmark International, Inc. He became chairman of the Lexmark board of directors in April 2011 after being named president and CEO and elected to the board in October 2010.
Previously, Rooke was an executive vice president of Lexmark and served as president of the former Imaging Solutions Division (ISD) from July 2007 to October 2010. In that role, he was responsible for meeting the needs of Lexmark’s worldwide customers for inkjet printers, all-in-one products, and related supplies and support, including development, manufacturing, marketing and sales.
From December 1999 to July 2007, Rooke was president of Lexmark’s former Printing Solutions and Services Division (PS&SD). In that role, he was responsible for providing Lexmark’s worldwide business customers with products, supplies, software, solutions and services.
Rooke joined Lexmark at the company’s inception in 1991 and has held various management assignments, including president of Lexmark’s division responsible for worldwide supplies distribution, and vice president of worldwide marketing and U.S. sales in ISD (formerly named Consumer Printer Division).
Rooke began his career with IBM in 1980 as a manufacturing engineer. In 1984, he came to IBM’s Lexington, Ky., facility as manager of Wheelprinter automation. He worked in a variety of diverse assignments for IBM, including manager of cost engineering, product planning and assistant to the vice president of the Systems Printer Division.
Rooke holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky.