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HP Networking appoints new Senior VP and GM

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HP has appointed Bethany Mayer on 5 October 2011 to serve as senior vice president and general manager of the HP Networking business unit, effective immediately.

Bethany Mayer, Senior VP and GM for HP Networking business unit

Mayer, who has served as the unit’s interim leader for the past four months, oversees HP Networking’s worldwide operations, reporting to Dave Donatelli, executive vice president and general manager of Enterprise Servers, Storage, Networking and Technology Services at HP.

Mayer has recently led several successful product launches, including new networking solutions for small and midsize businesses, virtualised networking solutions and HP TippingPoint network security offerings.

In addition, she has strengthened HP Networking’s position as the No. 2 vendor in the networking market – one of only two vendors worldwide with double-digit market share. HP FlexNetwork architecture enables customers to deliver higher-bandwidth, greater-performing networks that are easier to manage and use less equipment.

Previously, Mayer was vice president of Marketing for Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking at HP, where she drove programs that helped lead to 14.6 percent revenue growth year over year in the first three quarters of fiscal year 2011 compared to the same period last year while increasing awareness and market adoption of the HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio.

“Bethany’s networking and business experience will help HP to continue to advance market share gains while transforming the industry by delivering superior products at greater value to clients,” said Donatelli.

“During her interim leadership of HP Networking, Bethany exceeded performance goals resulting in our seventh straight quarter of double-digit growth. She is the right leader to accelerate this business.”

Mayer has held numerous executive positions during her more than 25 years of industry experience in leading product management, marketing communications, operations and engineering at organisations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations.

She holds a Bachelor of Science from Santa Clara University and an MBA from California State University, Monterey Bay.

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