Lenovo names three executives to new positions in its PC and Enterprise Business Groups. The world’s top PC manufacturer lost one of its top executives last week when Jay Parker resigned and went to work for Dell.

Parker’s departure led to the changes, according to a Lenovo spokesperson.

“There are no other factors,” the spokesperson told WRAL TechWire.

“Lenovo has acted quickly to fill the position of the President of our Enterprise business. This was possible as we have a very strong leadership team, as well as a deep bench of world-class technical talent to lead our business.

“Our leadership and talent are key strengths that will enable us to grow profitability and become a leader in the global Enterprise market.”

Gerry Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the business groups, made similar comments in a statement about the changes.

“One of Lenovo’s most enduring strengths is the quality and quantity of our talent. We have a deep bench of world-class leaders in this company,” he said.

“With the management changes we’ve made today, we are giving some of our most-seasoned, effective leaders, significant opportunities to extend our leadership in the global PC market, while bringing sustainable growth to our enterprise business.”

In its announcement of the leadership changes, Lenovo added that the company “does not expect any changes to current business strategies for its PC and Enterprise businesses.”

Smith oversees server and PC operations from a campus near Lenovo’s global executive headquarters in Morrisville.

The promoted executives and their new positions as announced by Lenovo are:

  • “Tom Shell, senior vice president, Enterprise Business Group. Mr. Shell was previously in charge of the company’s PC Business Group. He joined the company in 2006 and has established a strong track record of attaining profitable growth and industry leadership across several product lines.
  • “Johnson Jia, senior vice president, PC Business Group. Mr. Jia formerly led the company’s PC & Enterprise Global Operations. He has been with Lenovo for 20 years with successful tenures in critical product management and operations assignments, including head of the company’s Think-branded business and Chief Procurement Officer, among others.
  • “Guan Wei, vice president, PC & Enterprise Global Operations. Mr. Guan was most recently CEO of Lenovo’s manufacturing joint venture with Compal Electronics, where he oversaw rapid growth in production volume while making major improvements in customer service in this new facility. He also led supply chain operations for Lenovo’s Mobile Business.”

Parker’s most recent position at Lenovo was Senior Vice President of the Enterprise Business Group. Smith had assumed those duties on a temporary basis.

Parker is back at Dell as vice president and general manager for North America Enterprise Solutions.

WRAL TechWire first reported last week that Parker had resigned from Lenovo’s Enterprise Business Group in RTP.