HP's South Pacific head moves on

The managing director of Hewlett-Packard South Pacific, David Caspari, has resigned from the company.
Written by Chris Duckett, Contributor

Just over a year into his role as managing director of Hewlett-Packard South Pacific, and after five years with HP, the company has confirmed that David Caspari has decided to resign from HP.

An HP spokesperson told ZDNet that Caspari's responsibilities will be taken on by HP Asia Pacific and Japan vice president and general manager of technology services support Howard Bowland, who will continue in his current role as well as handling the new workload.

The reason given for Caspari's departure is so that he he will have more "quality time with family and friends".

In 2007, after just over a year with Hewlett-Packard as its vice president for Sales in HP's APAC Enterprise Business Group, Caspari was charged with leading newly purchased outsourcing giant EDS' Australian division. By 2011, he was promoted to the role of senior vice president, Enterprise Services for HP Asia Pacific and Japan, and commenced his current role in May last year.

Prior to joining HP, Caspari had worked for Cisco, Nortel, and Alcatel.

The long-battling Hewlett-Packard has continued to see mixed financial results, and overnight, it was announced that the company is being dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average along with Alcoa and Bank of America.

In July this year, after HP admitted that it broke Australian consumer law when it made misleading claims to consumers and retailers about their rights on the warranty of its products, the vendor had to pay AU$3 million in damages following successful legal action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

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