12 Months In The HP Channel


March 2012: HP Combines PC, Printer Divisions, Names New Channel Chiefs

HP merged its PC and printer business units and appointed Todd Bradley, executive vice president of the Personal Systems Group, as head of the $66 billion merged business unit, now known as the Printing and Personal Systems Group (PPS). That left no space for Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president of HP's Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) and a 31-year HP veteran, who left the company.

However, there was room for a couple new channel chiefs. Mike Parrottino, who had led U.S. channel sales for HP's Personal Systems Group, was appointed head of the PPS Americas channel organization. He was joined by Scott Dunsire, previously vice president of Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) business and sales management in the Americas Solution Partners Organization, who took over HP's U.S. SMB channel sales. The integration of the PC and printer businesses was later scheduled to be finished some time in 2013.