HP Has a New CEO: Meg Whitman

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Just yesterday, Hewlett Packard made a big company change. The tech innovator announced that Meg Whitman is joining the company as CEO. Whitman formerly served as CEO of Ebay from 1998 to 2008.

Whitman expressed excitement on her new role as CEO, stating that HP “matters to Silicon Valley, California, the country and the world.”

Commenting on the matter in a press release, HP Chairman of the Board Ray Lane stated, “We are at a critical moment and we need renewed leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead.

“Meg is a technology visionary with a proven track record of execution. She is a strong communicator who is customer focused with deep leadership capabilities. Furthermore, as a member of HP’s board of directors for the past eight months, Meg has a solid understanding of our products and markets, he continued.”

Whitman is also notable for having run for the California Governorship in 2010. At Ebay, Whitman served at a time when the popular bidding site expanded from a small company into the power player that it is today.

Meanwhile, Whitman’s predecessor, Léo Apotheker has stepped down. HP expressed gratitude for his service.

HP has been in the news lately, especially due to the company’s decision to discontinue the TouchPad, a webOS-based tablet computer that sought to compete with the Apple iPad. For more information on the announcement, visit: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2011/110922xb.html