Marcus Heron is stepping down from his post as IT solutions general manager at Corporate Express (ASX: CXP) after 19 years with the ASX-listed reseller.
In a statement, Corporate Express chief operating officer, Malcolm Keefe, said the decision was part of a broader review project across all lines of business including its print management, office products and marketing divisions. The project was independent of the current economic climate.
Keefe also denied Heron was retrenched and said the two had reached a mutual agreement to appoint a new leader for the IT division team.
“Marcus has been with the company for 19 years and has been fantastic and very involved in the business,” he told ARN. “We’ve had a great relationship and I’ve mentored him during his time here. But it’s time to have a different leader in the role.
“Marcus will go on to do wonderful things – we have built a significant IT business largely through him.”
The company has begun searching for a replacement and will consider internal and external candidates, Keefe said. In the interim, former operations manager across IT solutions, Andrew Cawsey, will take up the position.
There was no timeframe on appointing a successor or when Heron will exit the company, Keefe added.