NEW YORK (AP) -- Technology company Hewlett-Packard Co. said Thursday it named Peter Galanis as president and CEO of its Canadian operations.
Galanis, 43, previously served as director of global accounts for HP's manufacturing and distribution industries business in the central region of the country. He joined HP in 2006 after serving in various sales and marketing positions at EMC, Xerox and Sun Microsystems.
Galanis replaces Paul Tsaparis, who has led HP Canada since 1998. Tsaparis will become vice president of technology support for HP Enterprise Business in the Americas region. He will be responsible for driving growth of HP's technology support offerings in the region.
Shares of the Palo Alto, Calif., company rose 65 cents to $53.71 in afternoon trading.