HP Inc. Canadian leader sets retirement date

HP Inc.’s Canadian subsidiary has confirmed that Lloyd Bryant, Managing Director at HP Canada Co., plans to retire effective December 24, 2015.

No successor has been named for Bryant, but HP Inc. Canada in a memo did indicate there will be a future leader of company.

Bryant was named CDN’s No. 1 Newsmaker for 2014 as a result of the blockbuster decision to separate into two organizations. Bryant said at the time: “HP started in a single car garage and now we are moving into a two car garage” to describe the company he spent more than 30 years at splitting in two.

During those 30 years, Bryant worked in a variety of key leadership positions including leading the subsidiary’s Printing and Personal Systems business. Bryant was named Managing Director of HP Canada in 2013 even though the company was running as two separate units; the other being the Enterprise Group.

Rick Reid, president of Tech Data Canada, worked collaboratively with Bryant for many years in the channel community. Reid said: “Lloyd is more than the head of HP Inc., he’s a long-time friend. Even stronger than his reputation as a le‎ader is his honesty, integrity and focus on his family. He will be sadly missed but I wish him a very pleasant next phase of his life.”

Christoph Schell, President of HP Inc. Americas, in a prepared statement, said Bryant has had a remarkable career. Lloyd drove HP’s strong growth and leadership position in the Canadian market. His leadership experience and passion for bringing innovative technology solutions to Canadian businesses of all sizes will be missed.

“His impact on HP, HP employees and customers will continue to live on.”

Bryant has been a strong advocate for the Canadian channel community as well as a supporter for environmentally friendly IT solutions such as Green4Good.

Watch Bryant talk about the Green4Good program in this video.

Started by Compugen Finance, Bryant led his support for the Green4Good program back in 2010. The Green4Good program is an IT asset disposition solution that effectively eliminates the environmental impact of a business function that is critical to virtually every organization – the disposition of end-of-life IT assets – thus contributing to an organization’s ‘sustainable IT’ goals, while at the same time turning the net residual value of decommissioned IT assets into assistance for charitable organizations.

Bryant also served on a number of boards, such as the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), the RCMP Foundation, World Wildlife Federation (WWF), Electronics Products Stewardship Canada (EPSC) and Electronics Products Recycling Association (EPRA).


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