HP replaces 3 top execs. Wrong one still there


Following through on a promise to shake up management after disappointing earnings, Hewlett-Packard on Thursday replaced three top executives.

In a memo to employees, seen by CNET News.com, HP said Peter Blackmore, head of enterprise sales, would be replaced by Mike Winkler, who is currently the company’s chief marketing officer. Winkler will also retain his present duties, HP said.

HP also said former services executive Jack Novia will replace Jim Milton as senior vice president and managing director for the Americas region of HP’s enterprise sales unit, known as the Customer Solutions Group. Novia had served most recently as a senior VP in the HP unit that covers enterprise gear and services.

Finally, HP said it will replace Kasper Rorsted, the head of the CSG in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Rorsted will be replaced by Bernard Meric, who has headed up HP’s imaging and printing unit in that region.

“We thank Peter, Jim and Kasper for their years of service and dedication,” CEO Carly Fiorina said in the memo. “I look forward to working with our new CSG leaders.”

Dragon Lady still in charge, more of same to come.