HP Promotes Bill Veghte To COO; Meg Whitman Comments

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has promoted Bill Veghte to chief operating officer, effective immediately, the company announced Wednesday.

The company also named his successor as executive vice president of the software group (click over to GovCon Executive to find out who the successor is).

Veghte will work with CEO Meg Whitman and fellow members of the company’s executive council to support the company’s key projects and focus on innovation and customer satisfaction.

He has helped the company focus on efforts to execute its strategy, she said in the release.

In April, Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) announced that COO Chris Kubasik would succeed Bob Stevens as CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2013.

Marillyn Hewson will succeed Kubasik as president and COO.

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