HP Financial Services has named Tony O’Connor vice president and managing director for the Asia-Pacific region, taking over from Richard Bailey who was appointed vice president of its South Pacific imaging and printing group.O’Connor, based in Sydney, joined HP in 2003 as regional sales director for Asia-Pacific. Previous experience included stints as managing director for Finance Analysis Services of Australia, vice president and general manager for Dell’s Asia-Pacific financial services joint venture with CIT, and general manager of GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services for Asia Pacific.
Bailey joined HP in 2006. He was previously managing director for Australia and New Zealand at GE Commercial Finance.
HP said that Bailey will be responsible for driving business across the small and medium business, enterprise, consumer, and graphic arts market segments and also oversee the consumer go-to-market strategy. Bailey said, “The imaging and printing group business is well positioned in the South Pacific market and we have a clear strategy for continued growth. With HP’s Print 2.0 strategy we are focused on offering exceptional products and services to meet the imaging and printing requirements of our customers.”
The company advised that there would be no changes to its channel strategy in the immediate future.
In September, HP restructured the imaging and printing group into three business units: Graphics Solutions; Inkjet and Web Solutions; and LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions.