HP shuffles webOS management team

Hewlett-PackardHP today announced some management changes for its webOS global business unit. Stephen DeWitt has been appointed senior vice president and general manager of the webOS global business unit. Jon Rubinstein, “the visionary behind webOS” and who previously held the position, becomes senior VP for Product Innovation in its Personal Systems Group.

“With the successful debut of our first wave of webOS-based products, we are drawing on our deep executive bench to position the right leaders in the right roles to accelerate the long-term growth of webOS,” said Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Personal Systems Group, and member of the Executive Board, HP. “Stephen DeWitt has a proven ability to build and scale organizations into global, multibillion dollar operations, and I am confident that he will take webOS to the next level. At the same time, we continue to leverage the core strengths of Silicon Valley icon Jon Rubinstein to apply his considerable talents across the PSG portfolio.”

Leveraging his “passion for building exceptional consumer products and his long history of driving game changing innovation.” HP has tasked Rubinstein on extending the reach of webOS to other HP products, including printers and PCs.

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