PC maker HP’s executive vice-president, Printing and Personal Systems (PPS) Todd Bradley is stepping out of that position to take on the role of executive vice-president, Strategic Growth Initiatives, at the company.
HP also appointed Nick Lazaridis to lead HP PPS-Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) on an acting basis until a permanent replacement is named.
In the newly created position, Bradley will work with HP’s president and CEO Meg Whitman to enhance HP’s business in China and extend the company’s channel partner relationships worldwide.
“There’s nothing more important to HP than our channel partners and the future of our business in China,” said Whitman.
“I’ve asked Todd to use his expertise to focus on these areas. I’ve also asked him to study the landscape of small companies and start-ups that could partner with HP to spur growth.”
Dion Weisler, currently senior vice-president for HP PPS in Asia Pacific and Japan, will pick up Bradley’s role as executive vice-president, PPS.
Lazaridis is currently COO of HP PPS-APJ, and is also responsible for the Personal Systems division in the region.
“Dion is one of our very best executives and his background is perfect given the challenges we face in the marketplace,” said Whitman.