Having been in the role for almost two months, Nigel Gore has been officially sworn in as Acer’s product division general manager.
He takes over from Bert Noah, who resigned after holding the post for five years. Gore heads up a team of nine and will focus on the management of product life-cycles. This includes products from the Acer, Gateway and e-Machines brands and covers notebooks, desktops, servers and storage devices.
“My focus will be to study the market to identify opportunities and play in markets that gives us a high propensity for growth,” Gore said. “We have a strong focus in the retail side, complemented by our solid opportunity in the education and SMB space.”
Gore also had high hopes for Gateway PC line, which made a discreet return to the market after a seven-year hiatus.
Acer has restricted the release of the product range to a handle of mass-merchant retailers and selected resellers from Gateway’s sole distributor, Synnex.
“For now the plan is to launch the brand successfully and get it to a regular and sustainable business.”
Gore has been in the local and international IT industry for 16 years. He has had a decade long history with Acer and returned to the company after a three year stint as Lenovo’s senior mobile business manager in Asia-Pacific.