Press Release: January 06, 2010

HP Appoints John Solomon to Lead Imaging and Printing Group’s Asia Pacific and Japan Region

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced the appointment of John Solomon as senior vice president of the Asia Pacific and Japan region business within the company’s Imaging and Printing Group (IPG), effective immediately.


A 15-year veteran of HP, Solomon has served since 2007 as vice president and general manager of HP’s U.S. consumer business and IPG’s inkjet and web solutions business for the Americas.


In his new role, he will lead the teams responsible for accelerating IPG’s growth in its Asia Pacific and Japan region, which represents an estimated $61 billion market opportunity for printing products and services. HP is well positioned to address this opportunity with a portfolio of devices, supplies, software and solutions that span multiple customer segments, including enterprise, graphics, small- to midsize business and consumer.


Solomon will report to Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president of the Imaging and Printing Group at HP. He succeeds Christopher Morgan, who recently left the role to lead the worldwide Graphics Solutions business, which is also part of IPG.


“The Asia Pacific and Japan region is an important growth opportunity for HP,” said Joshi. “John’s experienced and proven business leadership in the region, combined with his strong strategic and relationship skills, and his passion for serving customers, will help drive our business to the next level.”


Solomon has held a number of global and regional senior management positions for HP, including leading IPG’s supplies go-to-market unit for the Asia Pacific and Japan region. This role included sales, marketing, operations and business development.


Solomon will be based in Singapore. He holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and an MBA from the University of Washington.


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