Following a period of speculation and rumours, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Printing and Personal Systems (PPS) group vice-president and general manager, Janice Cox, has confirmed that she will be leaving the company.
Cox told ARN, “I will be leaving HP in a couple of months from now… Robert Mesaros will be relocating from Hong Kong in the next few weeks and picking up my responsibilities.”
Mesaros told <i>ARN</i> that he had been appointed to the position last month in an exclusive interview at HP’s Global Influencer Summit 2012, but did not mention Cox’s departure.
Additionally, HP has announced three sales appointments within its PPS group.
A HP official statement claims that the move is “an organisational realignment that will help the channel be more successful and better able to win against its competition.”
Brendan Lau has been appointed to lead consumer channel sales. He will be responsible for planning and executing PPS sales and go-to-market initiatives for the retail segment.
Commercial channel sales will now be led by Margrith Appleby, who will take care of the commercial, SMB, and distribution sectors.
Finally, Russell Shooter will lead enterprise sales, with responsibility for PPS commercial product portfolio sales across enterprise government.
This realignment falls in line with Mesaros statement at the Summit, where he told ARN about HP's channel intentions, stating that the company is looking to simplify its partner interactions and thus become more simple to deal with.
ARN requested further comment from HP, although did not receive one from the company at time of going to print.