The Old Man's vision of the future is Delta City: a shining, modern, new city where that would replace Detroit. Before construction can begin order must be established in Detroit, which is running rampant with crime. In order to combat this issue he calls for his right-hand man, Richard Jones, to bring a new powerful tool to law enforcement: ED-209. Before its initial demonstration he discusses with Jones the reactions of the Police Unions and their complaints about OCP's take over of Detroit's police departments. The demonstration does not go as planned however, and Mr. Kinney is killed by ED-209 when the robot fails to see that Mr. Kinney is unarmed. The Old Man is horrified by Jones' ED-209 and angered that fixing the "glitch" (as Dick calls it) could cause heavy set backs. Bob Morton approached The Old Man about his RoboCop program, stating that they are ready to go with their project. The Old Man is interested in the project - mainly because it will help make up for any delays - and tells Morton to have a presentation ready in twenty minutes.
The Old Man is not seen until the end of RoboCop, when RoboCop arrives in the OCP boardroom to confront Dick Jones. RoboCop informs the Old Man about the limitations placed on him by Directive 4, which prevents him from arresting senior members of OCP, and states that Dick Jones is under arrest for murder. When The Old Man asks for evidence, RoboCop shows everyone a recording where Dick Jones confesses to trying to destroy RoboCop and murdering Bob Morton. Dick attempts to take the Old Man hostage with a loaded gun he kept hidden and tries to escape; The Old Man, however, terminates Dick Jones' employment which removes the Directive 4 limitation and enables him to kill Dick Jones.
A year later he became interested in coming up with a new version of RoboCop with the start of the RoboCop 2 program. After viewing recordings of two failed prototypes he expresses immense disappointment with project leaders Donald Johnson and Dr. Schenk. Shortly after OCP Psychologist Dr. Juliette Faxx presented an informal proposal to take over leadership of the RoboCop 2 program. Charmed by the directness of her offer he immediately agrees, stating "You could learn a thing or two from that girl Johnson." Dr. Faxx later initiates an intimate relationship with the Old Man to protect her job, as Johnson and Dr. Schenk desperately seek to get her fired because of her "screening psychotics" for the RoboCop 2 program and bringing illegal drugs into the lab. The Old Man overlooked these facts, claiming "we aren't trying to build a toy." When RoboCop 2 went on a bloody rampage, Johnson suggested to the Old Man that blame be assigned onto Dr. Faxx.
Several years later, it is implied by Johnson that the Old Man faced criminal charges for his involvement in the RoboCop 2 scandal in order to protect OCP. He is in jail.
He was replaced by a new CEO. OCP continued to move forward plans to construct Delta City.