Following the split of HP into two companies — Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc, — Dion Weisler will be the first CEO of HP Inc, a personal systems and printing company.
Also read: It’s official: HP splits into two
By appointing Weisler as the CEO of printing and personal system business, HP is getting an IT industry veteran who has worked with Acer, Lenovo, etc.
Meg Whitman will be non-executive chairman of the HP Inc. Board.
Weisler is currently the executive vice president of HP’s Printing and Personal Systems organization, a $60 billion annual revenue business that includes personal computers, mobility devices, technical workstations, printers, graphics solutions, managed-print services and internet services.
Weisler most recently served as senior vice president and managing director, Printing and Personal Systems, Asia Pacific and Japan. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of the PPS business in the region.
Prior to joining HP, he was the vice president and chief operating officer of Lenovo’s Product and Mobile Internet Digital Home Groups. In addition to this, Dion led the Global Transaction Model globally. Prior to this, Weisler was the general manager of Korea, ASEAN and ANZ where he was responsible for Lenovo’s complete business in these markets.
With more than 23 years of experience in the IT industry, Dion has held numerous key executive positions across multiple geographies in the IT and telecommunications sectors.
Before joining Lenovo, as a general manager at Telstra Corporation, Australia’s telecommunications company, he was responsible for Telstra’s Conferencing and Collaboration products and services division.
He also had a successful 11-year career at Acer, where he was the managing director of Acer UK having previously established and operated Acer’s business in Central and Eastern Europe as managing director of the region.
Dion holds a Bachelor of Applied Science – Computing degree from Monash University, Australia.