PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced that John Hinshaw has been appointed to the newly created position of executive vice president of Global Technology and Business Processes.
He will oversee information technology and shared and administrative services, including indirect and services procurement. Hinshaw also will be in charge of optimizing business processes across the company.
Hinshaw, age 41, comes to HP from The Boeing Company, where he was vice president and general manager of Boeing Information Solutions. There he was responsible for running a new high-growth business, which included delivering information solutions to the U.S. government.
Prior to that role he was global chief information officer responsible for the global IT strategy, operations, process and people. Prior to Boeing, Hinshaw was senior vice president and chief information officer at Verizon Wireless. Earlier in his career he also served as a consultant with Accenture.
Hinshaw will join HP as a member of its executive council on Nov. 15, reporting to Meg Whitman, president and chief executive officer, HP.
“John has an outstanding track record of process excellence and leading large, complex organizations,” said Whitman. “I am confident that he will help position HP for the future through best-in-class IT and shared services administration.”
HP also announced that Craig Flower has been promoted to senior vice president and chief information officer. Flower will be responsible for data management, application architecture, global business intelligence, sales, and product development and engineering applications. Flower has held a wide range of IT management positions within HP since 1984 spanning e-business, customer and sales operations, the Personal Systems Group and marketing. He will report to Hinshaw.
“Craig is a leader who has proven that he can simultaneously deliver more value to the business while achieving significant cost reductions,” said Whitman. “His wide experience at HP will be key in driving new levels of business functionality.”
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