Lenovo Snares Fourth Executive from Dell

Given Dell’s recent history, it might seem odd for Lenovo to raid that particular competitor — rather than, say, HP — to find an executive to lead a new business unit dedicated to customer service. Still, that’s what Lenovo has done, adding its fourth erstwhile Dell executive to its leadership team since December.

As reported at eWeek.com, Christopher J. Askew, 44, yesterday was appointed senior vice president of the new Lenovo Services unit, the company said in a statement. He will be based in Singapore and report directly to CEO William J. Amelio.

Amelio, himself a Dell defector, has been reassembling his old executive team at Lenovo. On August 17, as covered on this blog, Lenovo announced that it had hired two other Dell executives, and former colleagues of Amelio, to lead different units in its Asia Pacific and Japan divisions.

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