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HP Hires Lynn Pendergrass as Senior Vice President of Imaging and Printing Group for Americas Region

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2008

HP today announced the appointment of Lynn Pendergrass as senior vice president for the Americas region of its Imaging and Printing Group (IPG), which includes the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.

She will have responsibility for maximizing the group’s profit and revenue growth in the Americas region, extending its market leadership position, driving HP’s company-wide consumer go-to-market activities and ensuring a superior customer experience. She will oversee all IPG sales as well as its operational supply chain, marketing, consumer support and category management activities.

Pendergrass, 48, comes to HP from GE. She will be based in San Diego and report to Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president of IPG. Her appointment is effective Oct. 20.

“Lynn has an impressive track record of driving profitable growth for fast-paced, global organizations,” said Joshi. “Her ability to look at products from the customer’s perspective while promoting innovation will help us create and execute aggressive growth strategies.”

In November 2005, Pendergrass assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of GE’s Consumer & Industrial (C&I) Americas unit, a $10 billion annual revenue business. In this position, she had direct responsibility for all commercial-related activities for appliances, lighting and industrial products throughout North America as well as profit and loss responsibilities, including manufacturing and technology, for all activities within the Americas. She also has had business-wide responsibility for GE C&I’s global product management and marketing activities, and led its Consumer Home Services business. 

Pendergrass holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Louisville. She replaces Lee Ray Massey, who is retiring following 28 years of service at HP.

About HP

HP, the world’s largest technology company, provides printing and personal computing products and IT services, software and solutions that simplify the technology experience for consumers and businesses. HP completed its acquisition of EDS on Aug. 26, 2008. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at

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