Hardware giant Compaq has reshuffled its senior management following the departure of consumer division head David Clarke to set up the UK arm of Internet provider Netcom Online.
Ian Jackson, formerly director of Compaq's commercial business division, will step into Clarke's shoes as director of consumer and retail business. Jonathon Adams, who was national sales manager, will pick up Jackson's old role. The two will report directly to Compaq UK MD Joe McNally. McNally said the appointments would 'enhance the company's commitment to the reseller distribution channel'.
He said: 'I am delighted Ian and Jonathon, both of whom have a long and successful track record at Compaq, have accepted the challenge associated with their new positions.' Jackson has been with Compaq UK since its inception in 1984. He followed a career in sales before his appointment as a director. Adams has been at Compaq for eight years.
Clarke is to set up Netcom's UK operation after deciding that he needed a 'fresh opportunity'. Netcom will sell its services entirely through the indirect channel and is looking to recruit dealers.
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