HP Appoints Nor Rae Spohn to Lead LaserJet Printing Business

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HP today announced the appointment of Nor Rae Spohn to senior vice president of the company’s LaserJet Printing Business.

Nor Rae is a natural leader with a deep understanding of HP’s Imaging and Printing business

HP Appoints Nor Rae Spohn to Lead LaserJet Printing Business.

Spohn, 49, will be responsible for continuing HP’s worldwide leadership in laser printing through customer focus and innovation.

A 26-year veteran of HP, Spohn will report to Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president of HP's Imaging and Printing Group.

"Nor Rae is a natural leader with a deep understanding of HP’s Imaging and Printing business,” said Joshi. “Her distinguished leadership track record makes her a natural fit for this role and I look forward to her continued contributions as a key member of the IPG leadership team."

Previously, Spohn was vice president and general manager of the HP Color LaserJet Business and before that led the HP Personal LaserJet Printing Business. Last October, she was inducted in the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame as one of the world's "five most pioneering women."

Based in Boise, Idaho, Spohn recently was appointed to the Governor of Idaho’s Science and Technology Advisory council. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in computer science and a master's degree from Stanford in electrical engineering.

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