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Dell president, marketing chief to depart

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.

by MacNN Staff





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    Joined: Dec 1969


    Dell reorganization

    How many times has Dell re-organised by Product segments, then Global/ regional segments, then some other segmentation and back again to something they tried few years ago and the musical chairs keep going on.

    Nothing will work until they stop paying for the way too highly paid upper and the middle management, Then hire some good design engineers as they used to have and produce some exciting products. Make sure it is made in U.S.A as that will protect the IP.
    Then finally provide good support for the products that they sell and stand by them.

    Anything short of this - well you can forget about Dell in a few years. In the mean time start buying stocks of Asus, Lenovo, Quanta etc. These are companies that make something and has a value behind their stocks - unlike Dell which is simply a middle man.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Dell in a "Soup"

    Dell is in a mess because of issues like these. No wonder people do not buy their products. How many times can you hoodwink customers - the very people that lets you make a living? check this site.

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