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Todd Bradley, the well-respected head of H-P's (HPQ +1%) PC/printer unit, is leaving that...

Todd Bradley, the well-respected head of H-P's (HPQ +1%) PC/printer unit, is leaving that position to head H-P's Chinese ops and work on expanding its global channel partner deals (his official title will be EVP, Strategic Growth Initiatives). Asia-Pac PC/printer chief and former Lenovo exec Dion Weisler will take over Bradley's current job. The shakeup follows a quarter in which H-P's PC sales fell 20% Y/Y, and more share was lost to Lenovo. Printer sales fell 1%, an improvement from recent quarters. Bradley's name has occasionally come up when high-profile job openings at rivals are discussed.
Comments (4)
  • The change illustrates the on-going problem at HP. The same people that have been on board during the decline and in many cases contributed to it, are to now fix it.

     

    Meg mentioned that one of her key metrics of her success was the the number of VP's that remained at HP. Again a huge problem - many of the VP's at HP ARE THE PROBLEM.

     

    Until Meg realizes that in many cases she has senior managers working at HP that are only able to focus on what is good for themselves and not the good of HP she will not get different results. She still has Hurd's minions embedded in places where they have created their little kingdoms to protect their incompetence - some in APJ - where performance is no where near acceptable.

     

    You cannot get different results with the same people.
    18 Jun 2013, 12:01 PM Reply Like
  • I agree 100% with Marketmaster 098 and I should know - I was a VP there during the good times....the dead wood needs to be cleaned out...all the way up to the Board members.
    18 Jun 2013, 03:21 PM Reply Like
  • Is Bradley on the short list for running the soon-to-be-private Dell?
    18 Jun 2013, 12:14 PM Reply Like
  • From what I hear Bradley is not very well respected at all. He was one of Hurd's transplants that put HP in it's tail spin
    18 Jun 2013, 03:21 PM Reply Like
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