Jim Dixon retiring CompuCom chief executive

Jim Dixon, retiring CompuCom chief executive

CompuCom Shakes Up C-Suite with New Chief Executive, End User Enablement Boss, CIO

CompuCom, a Dallas, TX-based prominent technology infrastructure services provider, has named Don Doctor, currently executive chairman of its board of directors, to replace Jim Dixon, who’s retiring as the company’s chief executive.

CompuCom, a Dallas, TX-based prominent technology infrastructure services provider, has named Don Doctor, currently executive chairman of its board of directors, to replace Jim Dixon, who’s retiring as the company’s chief executive.

Dixon will resume his prior role as board chairman while the solutions provider will look to Doctor to provide global leadership and operational expertise to deliver on its mission and strategy. Doctor’s background includes stints as chief executive and executive chairman at Systems Maintenance Services (SMS), chairman and chief executive at Encoda Systems and co-founder of Premier Systems Integrators.

CompuCom also named Dan Stone, a former Lenovo chief strategy officer (CSO) and Lenovo Latin America president and general manager, to head its End-User Enablement business unit, and tapped Pam Baxter as its new chief information officer (CIO).

Stone is tasked with growing CompuCom’s End-User Enablement (EUE), which the company identifies as one of its core strengths. The EUE unit aims to help IT executives manage the convergence of social interaction, mobility, analytics/Big Data and cloud.

At Lenovo, Stone’s Latin America unit generated some $3 billion in sales and included 7,000 employees in 15 countries, while operating six manufacturing sites. In his prior role as Lenovo’s CSO, Stone helped craft the vendor’s global corporate strategy partnerships/alliances, and merger management activities.

In her new CIO role, Baxter, a 20-year IT industry veteran who joined CompCom in 2009 as Information Technology vice president, is responsible for the strategy and operations of all services built and supported by CompuCom’s Information Technology team.

On Doctor’s appointment, Dixon said CompuCom’s six-month search turned up the “right CEO for CompuCom.” He said Doctor “has spent significant time getting to know CompuCom’s associates and customers--and understanding our opportunities and progress--bringing us all to the same conclusion that he is the best-qualified candidate for the position.”

In November, word surfaced that Microsoft (MSFT) was considering delisting CompuCom, formerly its state and local government channel partner of the year, from its Licensing Solutions Partners ranks. And, in mid-January, more chatter emerged that the solution provider had been dropped from the coveted Microsoft LSP program.

No doubt it’s an issue Doctor will have to deal with as Dixon’s replacement.

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