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Meg Whitman Replaces Leo Apotheker as HP CEO

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Sep 22, 2011, 3:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

HP today announced that it has replaced CEO Leo Apotheker with former eBay CEO Meg Whitman. Apotheker is vacating his role as president, CEO, and director effective immediately. Apotheker served as HP's CEO for just 11 months. Under his leadership, HP decided to kill off its webOS smartphone and tablet business. In a statement, HP said, "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."

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Sep 22, 2011, 4:29 PM

thank god!

Thank God HP's being taken over by another right wing extremist like the one she ran against who preceded her (Carly F) that shipped 1000's of jobs overseas?

Yeah, just what HP and America needs.
T Bone

Sep 22, 2011, 6:38 PM

Hopefully she will reconsider the decision to kill webOS

The decision to kill webOS looks downright stupid and asinine in retrospect, it's not too late to reconsider.

Sep 22, 2011, 3:47 PM

There goes HP...

She is a horrible person and an equally horrible CEO.
thebigsaxon said:
She is a horrible person and an equally horrible CEO.

There's a word for people like her. I won't say it here but it has 4 letters and starts with a c

Sep 22, 2011, 4:34 PM


So the lady that spent a massive fortune of her own money to buy the Governorship of California gets to run a large company like HP? Oh, boy.
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