Acer marketing director, Raymond Vardanega, will leave the PC vendor next week after 13 years with the company. His last day is February 29.
Vardanega cited personal reasons for his departure. He immediate plans include working on a small business project and spending more time with his three young children.
Acer will not directly replace Vardanega but his duties will be split between three members of the management team - Robin Tang takes up a newly created product management role, David Sunton assumes responsibility for marketing communications, and Sieglinde Chiu oversees logistics. Vardanega said this transition had been planned with Acer Australia's managing director, Charles Chung, for three months.
Having started with Acer in 1995 as a desktop product manager, Vardanega held several marketing and sales positions before being promoted to marketing director. During that time he has seen the company grow from being a minnow of the PC industry to one of its leading vendors.
"It's been a great career progression and I've put a lot of myself into Acer," Vardanega said. "I love what I do but need a break - this will give me time to recover my energy and enthusiasm."
Looking further ahead, he expects a return to the industry.
"IT is in my blood. It's fast-paced, good fun and I really enjoy the people side of the business," he said.