HP Names Bill Veghte as EVP and GM of Enterprise Group
Aug 26, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
HP announced Bill Veghte, HP's chief operating officer, will become executive vice president and general manager of the HP Enterprise Group, a role that will now include responsibility for the coordinated development of the company's portfolio of cloud solutions.
According to a release, Dave Donatelli will take on a new role focused on identifying early-stage technologies as he did successfully with 3PAR and 3Com.
In a separate organizational move, HP will combine its Marketing and Communications organizations under the leadership of Chief Communications Officer Henry Gomez.
All of the changes are effective immediately.
"Bill's vision for the future of IT, his breadth of experience in the industry and at HP, and his deep enterprise experience, make him the ideal candidate to help HP navigate a rapidly changing market," said Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer. "Dave succeeded in pioneering converged infrastructure, bridging servers, storage and networking. Looking forward, the software-defined data center and cloud computing offers us a great opportunity to extend HP's leadership in the technology infrastructure space."
There are currently no immediate plans to select a new COO after Veghte transitions to his new role.
HP Marketing and Communications
Henry Gomez will assume the additional responsibility of chief marketing officer. The company's current CMO, Marty Homlish, will become HP's chief customer experience officer, a new role that will focus on driving more consistent and high-value interactions with customers across all business units.
"One of the benefits of having a deep and talented executive bench is that you can put people with the right skills in the right jobs at the right moments," said Whitman. "This is especially important when your industry is undergoing profound change and you need to rapidly respond with fresh ideas and bold execution. I'm confident that the changes we announced will speed our journey to a successful turnaround."
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