HP Appoints Ramon F. Baez as Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer
PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 1, 2012) - HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that Ramón F. Baez has been appointed to the position of senior vice president and global chief information officer, effective Aug. 20.
Baez will report to John Hinshaw, executive vice president, Global Technology and Business Processes, HP.
In this role, Baez will be responsible for the global information technology strategy and all of HP's internal IT assets, including architecture, applications, data management, technology, telecommunication networks, and support and operations.
"Ramón brings a vast amount of experience and leadership to HP," said Hinshaw. "As a skilled veteran who will truly transform IT for HP by helping to remove complexities and drive efficiencies, his No. 1 focus will be to enable a better experience for our customers, partners and employees."
Baez was most recently vice president of Information Technology Services and chief information officer at Kimberly-Clark Corp. In this role, Baez was responsible for leading Kimberly-Clark's enterprisewide information systems initiatives.
Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Baez served as chief information officer for Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of instruments, supplies and services to the scientific research and healthcare markets. He also previously served as chief information officer and vice president of Information Technology for the Automation and Control Solutions group at Honeywell International. Before that, he spent 25 years at Northrop Grumman Corp., where he rose to the level of chief information officer for its Electronic Systems Sensors sector.
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