Acer announced Gianfranco Lanci, the president and CEO of the company, has resigned from the company, effective immediately. According to a press statement, Lanci has left the company because he could not agree with Acer's board of directors on the future direction of the company. Acer chairman JT Wang will fill in for Lanci in the interim.
"In this new ICT industry," Wang said, "Acer needs a period of time for adjustment. With the spirit of entrepreneurship, we will face new challenges and look to the future with confidence."
The company expressed appreciation for Lanci's "significant" contributions "toward Acer's growth," and wished him "all the best in his future endeavors."
The shakeup comes just two days after CENS.com reported that Acer founder Stan Shih urged the company to revamp its operations to focus on higher profit margins instead of PC-market domination.