GE Capital IT Solutions (GECITS) has made another change among the executive ranks of its UK operation, with chief executive Jeremy Golding being replaced by a managing director from the reseller's Danish operations.
Golding told PC Dealer he would 'move on to another challenge within GE, probably in Europe'. He denied that he was pushed, claiming 'the typical GE assignment is between 18 and 30 months'. Golding has been UK chief executive for 16 months.
His replacement will be Henrik Funch, who has been managing director of GECITS' Danish operations since the company's acquisition of Ameridata in 1996. Funch was the latest in a string of management alterations at GECITS UK over recent years.
Golding's appointment in October 1997 came after a period of several months when neither the local or European operations had a chief executive.
Hans-Dieter Koch was subsequently appointed European president and chief executive.
There was further upheaval in executive ranks in February 1998 when John Casson resigned as UK joint managing director and was replaced by Dr Erwin Schmeitow (PC Dealer, 4 February 1998).
Golding claimed he fulfiled his original brief to build a platform for GECITS' entry into the UK market. Under Funch's leadership, the firm will move into its growth phase, which will involve upgrading skills and making more 'consolidation acquisitions', he added.
Funch officially took up the post of president and chief executive for GECITS in the UK on 1 March.
Golding added that he would remain at the UK operation for several weeks 'to help complete an orderly transition'.
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