Following Sammy Kinlaw's departure, Lenovo announced the hiring of Zielinski, a 12-year sales veteran of chip maker AMD, as its next North American president amid significant PC business challenges and a recent channel program restructuring.
Zielinski had most recently served as corporate vice president of OEM sales at AMD, where he helped oversee sales to Lenovo. He will have responsibility over Lenovo's PC and Smart Devices division in North America in the new role.
Lenovo's previous North America president, Emilio Ghilardi, stepped down in August and was succeeded on an interim basis by senior vice president Christian Teismann. The computer giant saw U.S. PC shipments plunge 23.6 percent year over year during the fourth quarter of 2017.