Todd Bradley will step out of his role as executive vice president, Printing and Personal Systems (PPS), says HP, to assume the newly created position of executive vice president, Strategic Growth Initiatives, within the company.

Mr. Bradley will work directly with Meg Whitman, HP’s president and chief executive officer, on HP’s business in China, and global channel partner relationships.

Meg Whitman (President and CEO, HP): There’s nothing more important to HP than our channel partners and the future of our business in China.

Mr. Bradley received the Friendship Award from China in 2009, the highest accolade presented to foreign citizens who have made outstanding contributions to China’s development.

Dion Weisler, currently senior vice president for HP PPS in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), will step in to Mr. Bradley’s role as executive vice president, PPS, HP. He will report to Ms. Whitman and join the company’s executive council.

Mr. Weisler joined HP in January 2012. He has more than 23 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining HP, Mr. Weisler was vice president and chief operating officer of Lenovo’s Product and Mobile Internet Digital Home Groups.

HP has also appointed Nick Lazaridis to lead HP PPS—APJ on an acting basis until a permanent replacement is named. Mr. Lazaridis is currently chief operating officer of HP PPS—APJ, and is also responsible for the Personal Systems division in the region.

(Upload: 06-25-13)