Chris Price will join HP as the new director of personal systems, commencing his role in early October after finishing up with Ingram Micro.
Price - who will leave the distributor at the end of September - joins the vendor with deep local market expertise, after heading up both the HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise businesses at Ingram Micro.
In his new role overseeing HP’s local PC business, Price replaces Paul Gracey, who takes up the position of director of printing systems.
As reported by ARN, Price’s impending departure from Ingram Micro comes after several years in various roles within the distributor, including group general manager, vendor management, general manager, HP/HPE, and business manager, IBM/Lenovo.
The channel veteran’s multi-year tenure at Ingram Micro was broken up by an even longer eight-year stint at fellow distributor, Dicker Data, as the Australian-listed company’s commercial director.
Price resigned from his role with Dicker Data in late 2014, picking up where he left off at Ingram Micro in early 2015, only this time heading up the HP and Lenovo business.
In June 2016, he was promoted to oversee all of Ingram Micro’s vendor management activities.
In Price’s absence, Ingram Micro’s vendor management team will report directly to the company’s chief country executive for Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ), Felix Wong, until a replacement is recruited.
“I’m grateful to Chris for his contribution to the success of Ingram Micro in the Australian marketplace and wish him all the best for his future,” Wong said.