Tony Prophet is Senior Vice President, Operations Printing and Personal Systems (PPS), a $60 billion business (Fiscal Year 2012). Prophet also leads pan-HP global procurement, including memory, processors, LCD and logistics. PPS is HP’s largest profit contributor. PPS operations deliver about 90 million printers and PCs a year.
Prophet has led HP PC operations since 2006. Under his leadership, HP delivered six straight years of PC market share leadership. During this time, PC operating income levels rose materially to PC industry-leading levels. From 2009 to 2011, he led the pan-HP Supply Chain Transformation, driving a multi-billion dollar cost improvement.
Prophet is widely credited with advancing and perfecting HP’s “Light-Touch Sourcing Model” through which HP rationalized its PC operations from approximately 80 to 30 sites globally, outsourcing much assembly work while preserving key elements of HP’s value chain.
Prophet has spearheaded HP’s operations strategies and expansion in China. He led the successful migration of HP’s PC supply base from coastal China to Central China. In recognition of this industry-leading success, Prophet was awarded the prestigious Three Gorges Award in 2010 by the Chinese Government in Chongqing.
Prophet joined HP from the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) where he was Senior Vice President for Operations for Carrier—at the time a $12B+ industry leader. At Carrier, Prophet led the Operations end-to-end and was responsible for more than 30,000 employees.
Previously, Prophet was founding President and CEO of Allied Signal Power Systems, a clean energy technology start-up. In recognition of his work in the clean energy field, Prophet was elected and served on the National Academies of Science Board on Energy and Environment.
Before starting Allied, Prophet was a partner at Booz Allen & Hamilton, where he co-founded the firm’s Los Angeles Office. His work earned the high honor of the firm’s Professional Excellence Award.
Prophet graduated from the unique General Motors Institute work/study co-op Engineering Program with a BSIE degree. He also graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a GM Fellow.