Acer Taps Former President as CEO

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2005-01-10

PC maker Acer is planning for aggressive growth this year and will do so under the guidance of a new top executive.

Former President J.T. Wang took over as chairman and CEO Jan. 1 following the retirement of Stan Shih, founder of the Acer Group of companies. Gianfranco Lanci, former president of Acer EMEA and the International Operations Business Group, replaced Wang as president.

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The moves come as Acer, among the top 10 PC vendors in the world, strives this year to grow revenue by 35 percent more than last year, to $9 billion, and grow income by 67 percent, to $190 million.

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