HP has unveiled new leaders for its Printing and Personal Systems (PPS) group and begun searching for a new enterprise US channel sales leader to replace the departing Frank Rauch.
HP outlined the changes in a memo sent to channel partners obtained by CRN. The most notable change is within PPS, where Scott Dunsire and Mike Parrottino are switching the roles they were assigned less than two months ago.
Dunsire has been named vice president and general manager of PPS US channel sales and will serve as the division's channel chief in the US, responsible for distributors, DRCs, major nationals and VARs. HP did not disclose to whom Dunsire will report.
Dunsire entered April as vice president of HP's Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) business and sales management, Americas Solution Partners Organization, but was tapped that month to lead US SMB channel sales.
That role will now be handled by Parrottino, who was named in April to head up the PPS Americas channel organisation.
This is the third reassignment in the last nine months for Parrottino, who last September was named head of US channel sales for HP's Personal Systems Group, and in April was named head of the PPS Americas channel organisation. He'll report to Lynn Pendergrass, senior vice president and general manager of HP's PPS US business.
Matt Smith, director of Americas channel marketing, will continue to lead HP's PartnerONE program, HP said in the memo.
HP did not respond to a request for additional comment on the channel moves.
HP cited the "complexities" of its US channel and SMB businesses in explaining why it saw fit to assign two sales leaders to the PPS group.
Key ESSN channel exec departs
Meanwhile, in HP's Enterprise group, which includes the Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking division, HP confirmed that Frank Rauch, vice president of US ESSN channels, is leaving "to pursue other opportunities" effective June 29. CRN first reported Rauch's departure earlier this month.
Filling in on an interim basis will be Randy Seidl, senior vice president and general manager of HP's US Enterprise Group business. He'll be supported in this role by James Mundle, director of channel operations, and Stephen DiFranco, who in May was named vice president of Americas Enterprise channels.
"While the PPS and EG channel teams will continue to reside in separate businesses, we remain committed to working closely across business groups in order to make it easier for you to do business with us," HP's channel team wrote in the memo.
This article originally appeared at crn.com
Issue: 316 | July 2013
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