Feeds

Apotheker right hand man Wohl exits HP

Waves goodbye via Twitter

Boost IT visibility and business value

HP's short lived chief communication officer Bill Wohl - a close ally of blundering former CEO Leo Apotheker - has confirmed that he has followed his buddy out of the business.

The man, who was on hand to advise Leo on the masterful handling of the PSG saga, and the TouchPad and WebOS announcement in August, revealed on Twitter this week that he is offski.

"I've left HP and am now pursing new opportunities. I'm home in Pennsylvania and taking some deserved time off," he confirmed on the social networking forum.

Wohl was instated as CCO - a newly created title at HP - in January following the resignation of Michael Mendenhall. Previously, Wohl mastered communications at SAP where Apotheker spent twenty years, with the last nine months as CEO before being pushed out by management.

Apotheker scored a number of own goals during his relatively short reign at HP and Wohl provided little polish to put a shine on his ill-judged comments, which collapsed the share price by fifth. In August, Wohl was given a special assignment, rumoured to be related to positioning HP as a software biz.

The fact that he has followed Apotheker out of the door, albeit under his own volition is not surprising.

HP corporate comms unit in the US confirmed that Wohl has left and that Lynn Anderson is acting CCO reporting directly to CEO Meg Whitman. But the vendor refused to comment further. ®

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

More from The Register

next story
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
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
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.