Lenovo Restructures Management of PC, Enterprise Groups
The moves come a week after the vendor shifted responsibilities for designing and making smartphones to the Motorola Mobility division.Lenovo officials are making more moves in the wake of recent disappointing financial numbers by making leadership changes in their PC and enterprise business units. The company on Sept. 3 announced that Senior Vice President Tom Shell, who had led Lenovo's PC Business Group, will now be in charge of the Enterprise Business Group, which includes servers, storage, networking and enterprise software. Senior Vice President Johnson Jia, a 20-year Lenovo veteran who previously had overseen the vendor's PC and Enterprise Global Operations unit, will now run the PC business. Guan Wei, who had been CEO of the manufacturing joint venture between Lenovo and Compal Electronics, will now be vice president overseeing the PC and Enterprise Global Operations business. Gerry Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Lenovo's PC and Enterprise Business Group, said the personnel changes are a tribute to the company's "deep bench of world-class leaders in this company." "With the management changes we've made today, we are giving some of our most-seasoned, effective leaders, significant opportunities to extend our leadership in the global PC market, while bringing sustainable growth to our enterprise business," Smith said in a statement.