HP has appointed a new head two months after firings CEO Carly Fiorina. Marc Hurd, 48, will start at HP on April 1. Patricia Dunn, HP's non-executive chairman, said Hurd was chosen because of his track record at NRC, as well ad his strong executive and personal abilities.
"Mark came to our attention because of his strong execution skills, his proven ability to lead top performing teams and his track record in driving shareholder value," she said in a statement. "He demonstrated these skills by turning around NCR. We were impressed by his emphasis on developing internal talent while reaching outside for new skills, his understanding of the role of culture in a company's success and his personal integrity. "
Hurd on his part said that HP is one of the world's greatest companies with a proud history. He stated it's a great hounour for him to join HP's leadership team and have the opportunity to build on its success.