Compaq?s tinkering with its worldwide structure and channel strategy has resulted in the departure of two senior executives from the company, including Tandem?s high profile CEO, Roel Pieper.
He had been put in charge of plans to merge the two companies, following its takeover in Spring 1997 but has now decided to leave Compaq at the end of the month.
The other, and possibly more significant departee, is US general manager of sales, James Schraith, who also resigned last Friday. He was formerly CEO of troubled AST and was in charge of Compaq?s much criticised channel programmes.
Peiper?s post gets taken by inhouse senior VP Michael Heil, who will take the job of GM of Compaq?s sales, marketing, service and support group. Like Peiper, he will have overall charge of six sales and marketing regions.
Schraith, who is understood to be taking a job with Paul Allen, is replaced by Rod Schrock, who formerly headed up Compaq?s Presario division and will still do so until a successor for that post is named.
Schraith had only been in his position since 1996, following a tumultuous period in AST?s history. And Peiper unexpectedly cancelled briefings with worldwide journalists at Comdex/Fall last year, with representatives citing a ?ski injury? as the reason.
Over the last 18 months, Eckhard Pfeiffer, CEO of Compaq, has shown no compunction in re-jigging his senior management team, with a spate of departures happening in the first six months of last year.
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