HP Canada names Drysdale new PPS channel chief

HP Canada PPS chief Lloyd Bryant

HP Canada PPS chief Lloyd Bryant

HP Canada continues its restructuring, announcing Wednesday the leadership structure under new Canadian Printing and Personal Systems Group (PPS) chief Lloyd Bryant.

In an e-mail sent to partners this week (and also reviewed by ChannelBuzz.ca), Bryant introduces longtime IPG executive Gary Drysdale as his new channel chief, while former PSG chief Leyland Brown will take over enterprise sales for PPS, with Anita Grassl heading up consumer sales.

Drysdale had most recently headed up managed enterprise solutions for IPG, while Grassl, a former Microsoft Canada channel chief, had most recently lead Inkjet and Web solutions for IPG in Canada.

“These sales leaders will drive the strategy and direction to ensure we are meeting our Canadian business objectives, and will be working diligently over the next few weeks to build their respective teams,” Bryant wrote in his message to partners.

“This simplified organizational structure will allow us to leverage our strengths across these two complementary businesses, as we advance innovation and deliver better results for our partners and customers. Our new channel leadership structure will allow us to focus in key areas required to properly support our channel, making it easier for you to work with HP.”

The company has announced that former PSG channel chief John Cammalleri will take a channel-centric role on the new Enterprise Group team, although the exact nature of that role – as well as a new assignment for former IPG channel chief Patrick Harrison – will be announced at a later date as part of the ongoing “rolling set of announcements” as HP Canada builds its new Enterprise and PPS structure.

The changes come a week after details started to trickle out about the management changes for HP Canada’s new Enterprise Group, which will be headed by HP Canada managing director Peter Galanis, with Andrew Eppich serving as his lead on the partner side.

Two of the key executives for HP Canada’s ESSN organization – group leader Dave Frederickson and sales chief Geoff Kereluik – are no longer in their former roles – Kereluik has apparently left HP Canada, while different sources have told me different things about what’s going with former channel chief Frederickson, and it’s likely the final answer won’t be entirely clear in the immediate future.

CDN has also reported that ESSN channel chief Sal Giulione is also no longer with HP Canada, although at press time, there’s no official confirmation from HP Canada.