HP veteran, Chief Operating Officer Jon Flaxman dies

Flaxman, with 36 years under his belt at HP, has passed away.

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Hewlett Packard's Chief Operating Officer (COO) Jon Flaxman has died.

On Wednesday, the tech giant said in a statement that 61-year-old Flaxman died peacefully at home in the early hours of the morning with family present.

The executive was a long-standing veteran at HP, joining the company in 1981 to serve for over 36 years.

"Jon [...] touched many lives and created a lasting impact on our business, our partners and our organization," HP said. "He will be deeply missed. His impact made him one of the rare and defining leaders in HP's prestigious history."

Flaxman is survived by his wife and three children.

The family, together with HP, intend to launch a scholarship fund at Washington University's Olin School of Business in his memory.

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Dion Weisler, HP President and CEO said the company is "indebted to him for his leadership, integrity and vision for HP's future."

Jos Brenkel has been named as the interim COO, having served recently as head of global sales strategy and operations.

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