Hewlett-Packard has announced that current vice president and managing director of Compaq Computer South Pacific, Paul Brandling, will become the country general manager for the South Pacific region for HP should its merger with Compaq be successful.
Brandling won the top job for the region following the death of Norman McCann, managing director of Hewlett-Packard Australia, in late March. McCann, a 30-year veteran of the industry, had been mooted as one of the front runners for the coveted role of leading the merged HP/Compaq should it be approved.
Brandling has 14 years of experience in the IT industry, most of which took place at either Compaq or Wang.
A statement HP released to the press said the appointment "demonstrates the progress of [the] merger integration planning process and is further proof that we are on track with the launch phase of the merger plan."