Feeds

Knives are out at Packard Hell NEC

Management cull as chairman outlines turnaround hopes

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Boost IT visibility and business value

Beleaguered PC vendor, Packard Bell NEC, has taken an axe to its top level management as part of its continuing efforts to stage a comeback. Paul Greenwood becomes general manager of the company's consumer division - prior to his new appointment, Greenwood was executive vice president of operations and manufacturing. Greenwood's replacement is Ken Ueltzen, who had been vice president of manufacturing. Another senior level job swap accompanies Greenwood's promotion. Almarie Falbo becomes executive vice president and general manager of Packard Bell NEC's consumer services & support division. Falbo is replaced by Tom Bekefy, director of purchasing. Making way for all this new blood, a number of Packard Bell NEC old-timers may have left some of their blood behind on the carpet. The following were all pruned to make room for new growth. Gordon Chapple - replaced by Paul Greenwood. Packard Bell NEC said Chapple had "left the company to pursue other professional opportunities." Zur Feldman - replaced by Almarie Falbo. Feldman "has also left the company to pursue other professional opportunities" we are told. C.Kimball McCusker, vice president and national (US) sales manager for its consumer division - according to Packard Bell NEC, McCusker " resigned from the company effective immediately." Packard Bell NEC's chairman, Alain Couder, described the reshuffle as part of the company's plans for prolonged turnaround. He said that losses at the manufacturer are expected to be much lower for the current year than last year. He said: "It is no secret that we've been fighting an extremely tough battle in the past year. Just as it's no secret that we've made dramatic progress in our turnaround effort." Packard Bell NEC is by no means a dead ducky just yet. According to international research analysts IDC, the company took fourth place in the UK PC market share figures for Q2 99. With six per cent of the UK PC market, Packard Bell NEC is not the force it once was, but it experienced a 71 per cent growth rate on the previous quarter. During the same quarter, Dell knocked Compaq off its perch to become the leading PC vendor in the UK. ®

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
4,000 pixels is niche now... Don't say we didn't warn you
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT to the RESCUE!
Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond
Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg
The Social Network deflates the PC resurgence with mobile-only usage prediction
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.