Xerox has named a channel veteran with top-level experience at other high profile companies to be its next president and chief operating officer.
Steve Bandrowczak, who most recently worked at Alight Solutions, also did stints at Sutherland Global Services and notably at HPE, where he drove the 16,000-strong shared service organization to focus on automation, business intelligence and labor optimization.
“Steve brings a track record of growing businesses and enhancing competitiveness through a combination of innovation, technology and operational rigor,” said John Visentin, Xerox vice chairman and chief executive officer. “His breadth of experience across the product and service delivery chain will be essential to generating value for our shareholders and building more effective and efficient ways to serve our customers.”
In his new role, Bandrowczak will be responsible for developing and carrying out a global operations strategy in the company’s business support functions, including product and service delivery, customer billing, information technology, global procurement and real estate, Xerox said.
“Xerox is an iconic brand with a legacy of innovative technologies,” Bandrowczak said in a statement. “Joining the company at this time affords me the opportunity to help shape the next iteration of a global leader.”
One veteran Xerox partner cheered the news.
“He did some good things at HP,” said Josh Justice, president of Just Tech in La Plata, Md. “In his statement he recognized Xerox as an iconic brand with a history of innovation. This announcement, his past experience, and his statement should excite all channel partners!”
Bandrowczak has previously held senior leadership positions for various multi-billion-dollar global companies, including Avaya, Nortel, Lenovo, DHL and Avnet.
It’s a bit of good news for Xerox, which this week was sued by Fujifilm in U.S. District Court in Manattan for breach of contract. Fuji is seeking more than a billion dollars in damages after Xerox backed out of a proposed sale to the Japanese company in May.