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Oct 05, 2011
HP announces executive changes
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – September 29, 2011 – HP Canada announced today a series of new executive appointments within its Imaging and Printing Group (IPG). The changes will best position the business group to stay ahead of industry trends and to continue delivering innovative products, services and solutions that empower individuals and enable businesses. All appointments will take effect on November 1, 2011. “We are excited to announce several changes in our IPG business management structure that will create multiple synergies for us to deliver printing innovations to the market” said Lloyd Bryant, Vice President and General Manager, Imaging and Printing Group.
New appointments are as follows:

Gary Drysdale assumes the role of Vice President, Managed Enterprise Services (MES), and will be responsible for HP Managed Print Services (MPS) and Enterprise Sales. Drysdale has held various senior positions with HP Canada over the past 15 years and will be moving over from the LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions Group. Drysdale replaces Janet LeMare, who will retire after a 22-year career with HP.

Serge Leger replaces Drysdale and assumes the role of Vice President, LaserJet & Enterprise Solutions, with accountability for Category Marketing and Business Development. Responsibility for Wholesale and Distribution business also moves into his organization. Leger moves over from HP Consumer Sales where he was responsible for the management of the IPG business within the retail sector as well as for InkJet hardware and supplies.  Leger joined HP in 1988 and has held various sales positions across different regions in Canada.

Anita Grassl replaces Leger and assumes the role of Vice President, Inkjet and Web Solutions, with accountability for Category Marketing, Business Development, Retail Sales and Second Tier solutions. Grassl previously held the position of Vice President, IPG Canada Channel Sales and Aftermarket Supplies, focused on the Commercial VAR Channel and Supplies Distribution Partners. Prior to joining HP Canada, she held senior executive roles in the IT and telecommunication sectors.

Patrick Harrison assumes the lead of a newly created team as Vice President, Commercial Sales. He will be responsible for overseeing all commercial outbound and inside sales nationally. The commercial channel business previously led by Grassl moves into his organization. Harrison is an HP veteran with more than 20 years tenure with the company. Prior to assuming his new role, Harrison acted as National Sales Manager for IPG.

Focusing on HP Canada’s Graphic Solutions Market, Mark Lehmann, Vice President, Large Format Printing Business, will now be responsible for management of both Designjet and Scitex building on the synergies across the two segments. Lehmann has 23 years of sales and management experience in the IT industry, with more than nine years at HP Canada. Danny Ionescu, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Graphic Arts, will now be exclusively focused on managing HP Canada’s growing Webpress and Indigo business.
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