Chief Development Engineer, Xerox Services
Rick Dastin is chief development engineer for Xerox Services. He was named to this position in February 2014 and was appointed a vice president of Xerox Corporation in October 2008. Dastin is responsible for engineering and delivering the hardware and software platforms that enable efficient and scalable Services. These technology platforms are foundational for many of Xerox's services offerings including government and transportation sectors.
Previously he served as president of the Office and Solutions Business Group for Xerox Technology where he led the development of office hardware and software solutions for global enterprises to medium-sized businesses – across a variety of industries. Prior to this expanded role in leading the office business he was president of the Enterprise Business Group responsible for the strategy, products and solutions to meet the needs of enterprise customers. Dastin was also president of Xerox Office and Global Product Delivery Groups.
He joined the company in 1981 and has held a variety of positions in advanced engineering, product development, marketing and customer support. His responsibilities have included technical program manager for Xerox's first office color digital copier, general manager for desktop printers, and chief engineer for segment six monochrome multifunction products. From 2005 through 2008, Dastin led several business teams including the Office Color and Monochrome MFP business and software /controller development.
Dastin holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is the holder of 22 patents, has received two Xerox President's Awards and serves on the board of the United Way of Rochester.