Alumnus to lead new tech offering

Alumnus Dion Weisler (BComp(InfoSys) 1990) has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard Inc., Hewlett Packard’s new personal systems and printing company. Hewlett Packard (HP) announced it...

Alumnus Dion Weisler (BComp(InfoSys) 1990) has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard Inc., Hewlett Packard’s new personal systems and printing company.

Hewlett Packard (HP) announced it would split its multinational information technology corporation into two offerings in October this year: HP Enterprise and HP Inc.. Mr Weisler will head up HP Inc. overseeing the company’s personal computing, printing and graphics solutions and managed-print and internet services.

Mr Weisler will be elevated from his role as executive vice-president of HP’s printing and personal systems business - a $60 billion annual revenue business - to lead the new company.

Mr Weisler has more than 23 years’ experience in the IT and telecommunications sector, having held numerous key executive positions in the across multiple countries.

Prior to his current role at HP, he served as the company’s senior vice-president and managing director of printing and personal systems in Asia Pacific and Japan.

Before joining HP, he was the vice-president and chief operating officer of Lenovo's product and mobile internet digital home groups. He was also the general manager of Korea, ASEAN and ANZ where he was responsible for Lenovo's complete business in these markets.

Prior to working with Lenovo, Mr Weisler was a general manager at Telstra, responsible for the conferencing and collaboration products and services division.

He also had a successful 11-year career at Acer, where he was the managing director of Acer UK and managing director of Central and Eastern Europe.

In mid-November Mr Weisler was named amongst Business Insider Australia’s '50 Most Powerful People In Enterprise Tech In 2014'.

He is expected to commence in his new role as CEO of HP Inc. in 2015.