HP Appoints Randall Mott as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer13 Jul, 2005
HP Appoints Randall Mott as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
HP announced that it has appointed Randall D. "Randy" Mott to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. His responsibilities include all application development, data management, technology infrastructure, data center operations, and telecommunication networks worldwide. Mott, 49, comes to HP from Dell, Inc., where he has served since 2000 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, managing the company’s global IT organization and serving as a member of its Global Executive Management Committee. Previously, he spent 22 years at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., where he pioneered the automation of its retail and supply-chain systems, holding numerous technological and management positions, including six years as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, with four years on its executive committee.
He takes over the position from Gilles Bouchard, who has served since 2003 as Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of Global Operations. Bouchard, 44, will remain Executive Vice President of Global Operations. The splitting of HP’s Global Operations and IT roles follows recent moves to split Executive Vice President roles that combined leadership for the company’s sales and marketing functions and for the company’s Imaging and Printing Group and Personal Systems Group.
Mott becomes the 11th member of HP’s Executive Council, reporting directly to HP President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd. He follows last month’s additions to the council of Cathy Lyons, a 26-year HP executive, who was named Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, and Todd Bradley, previously President and Chief Executive Officer of palmOne, who was named Executive Vice President of the Personal Systems Group.