updated 11:05 am EST, Wed December 31, 2008
Dell president to leave
As part of cutbacks and reorganization due to a weakened economy, Dell has announced that its president of global operations, Mike Cannon, will retire as of January 31st, while marketing chief Mark Jarvis will leave the company as well. Jeff Clarke will step in to fill Cannon's role, though Cannon will be retained as a consultant. Jarvis will be succeeded by Erin Nelson, the former vice president of marketing for Dell Europe, Middle East and Africa. Early last month, Dell exposed plans to cut more than its previously-slated $3 billion by 2011; layoffs have so far seen the elimination of 2,200 jobs.
Dell has also named heads for three new, globally-organized major customer segments, which include large enterprises, the public sector and small- to medium-sized businesses. In charge of the large enterprise division will be Steve Schuchenbrock, who is already the president of global services and the chief information officer. The public sector will be overseen by Paul Bell, the current president of Dell Americas, and focus on government, education, healthcare and environmental areas. Steve Felice, currently the president of Dell Asia-Pacific and Japan, will manage the small and medium business segment. The computer maker's general consumer business -- headed by Ron Garriques -- is already organized globally.