The stepping down of Dion Weisler was officially announced by HP Inc. itself. According to the Software giant, Weisler is stepping down because of some family health matters. But Weisler is not totally leaving the company, HP says that he will join the company’s board Directors until the next stockholder meeting.
Dion joined HP in 2012 and has been the President and CEO of the company since 2015. He has greatly contributed to HP’s revenue business. Previously, Dion served as the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of HP’s Printing and Personal System, Asia Pacific and Japan.
Prior to HP, Dion was the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lenovo’s Product and Mobile Internet Digital Home Groups. He also served as a General Manager at Telstra Corporation – a leading telecommunications company in Australia.
Dion started his career at Acer, having a long 11-year at service. He served as the Managing Director of Acer UK having previously established and operated Acer’s business in Central and Eastern Europe as Managing Director of the region.
Dion succeeds former CEO Meg Whitman, who also announced her stepped down in the year 2015. “Serving as CEO of HP is the highlight of my career, and I want to thank the entire HP team for the support they have shown me. I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved and equally confident in where we are heading as a company,” says Weisler.
The announcement comes after HP’s stock is down for 6%. But HP clearly said that this matter has nothing to do with Dion stepping down.
Chip Bergh, chair of HP’s board of directors said, “On behalf of the board, we respect Dion’s decision to support the needs of his family. “We thank him for leading HP post-separation, building a strong team and restoring the company to drive strong shareholder value creation over the last four years.”