Steven Bandrowczak, chief information officer at Lenovo, is leaving the PC manufacturer for the CIO position at Nortel.

Bandrowczak worked at Lenovo for less than two years. He was named CIO in September of 2005 by then-chief executive officer Steve Ward. Ward later resigned, and William Amelio, the current CEO, has filled many of Lenovo’s top ranks with associates from his days at Dell.

According to a statement from Nortel, Bandrowczak will assume his new duties on July 16.

Bandrowczak is still listed as CIO on Lenovo’s Web site.

"With the appointment of Steven, Nortel extends it world-class leadership team," said Nortel CEO Mike Zafirovski. "Steven will bring extensive experience and a consistent track record of performance to this role. He is the right person to continue building and to deliver the best-in-class IT strategy necessary for Nortel to compete and win."

Over the past two years, Zafirovski has reshaped Nortel’s management team with a host of new hires.

Before joining Lenovo, Bandrowczak was CIO for DHL Worldwide. He also worked at Avnet, an electronics distributor. He is a graduate of Long Island University.

Bandrowczak will replace Bill Donovan as CIO at Nortel. Nortel had been CIO on an interim basis since May 15. He will return to his role as vice president in business transformation.

Mr. Bandrowczak graduated from Long Island University, C.W. Post, with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.