Lloyd Bryant will run HP Canada’s PPS; Leyland Brown waits for new role

HP Canada’s new organizational model for its newly-named printing and personal systems (PPS) group is set.

Lloyd Bryant, the longtime chief of the imaging and irinting group (IPG) in Canada, will be in charge of PPS here. He’ll report to John Solomon, the senior vice-president and general manager of PPS in the Americas.


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Leyland Brown, the former personal systems group (PSG) boss for Canada and CDN Top Newsmaker of 2011 will have another role in the organization. That role, according to a letter to channel partners from Solomon, will be announced at a later date.

Meanwhile, Bryant will be announcing his PPS Canada leadership team over the coming weeks.

HP has also announced that its former head of U.S. channel sales, Mike Parrottino, will lead the Americas channel for PPS, while former IPG chief Scott Dunsire will head the small and medium-sized (SMB) channel sales in the U.S.

Parrottino will report to Solomon, while Dunsire will report to Lynn Pendergrass, the company’s senior vice-president and general manager of PPS in the U.S. Stephen DiFranco, HP’s Americas channel chief, does not yet have a new role.

HP announced the merger of the two business units last month. “This combination will bring together two businesses where HP has established global leadership,” CEO Meg Whitman said at that time. “By providing the best in customer-focused innovation and operational efficiency, we believe we will create a winning scenario for customers, partners and shareholders.”

During this month’s Varnex spring conference in New Orleans, Parrottino and Dunsire took to the stage and pledged a more simplified approach for HP partners following the reorganization. Money saved from merging the groups will be pumped back into research and development, Parrottino said.

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