Former Boeing, Verizon Wireless Exec John Hinshaw Joins HP As EVP

Hewlett-Packard has announced that former Verizon Wireless SVP and CIO John Hinshaw has agreed to join the company to serve as its executive vice president of Global Technology and Business Processes, a newly created position.

Hinshaw most recently worked at The Boeing Company, where he was vice president and general manager of Boeing Information Solutions. His job there involved delivering information solutions to the U.S. government, among other tasks.

He will report to recently appointed HP chief exec Meg Whitman.

He’ll also join the company’s executive council on November 15.

In addition to Hinshaw’s appointment, HP also announced that it has promoted Craig Flower to senior vice president and CIO (he will report directly to Hinshaw).

Flower, who has been with HP since 1984, will be responsible for ‘data management, application architecture, global business intelligence, sales, and product development and engineering applications’ according to a press statement.

The news comes just days after the announcement of the departure of Phil McKinney, CTO for HP’s Personal Systems Group (its PC division, if you will). McKinney said he would be retiring to advise other companies on innovation.

Another executive, EVP and chief strategy and technology officer Shane Robison, also recently announced that he would be retiring at the beginning of this month.

Whitman has one hell of a job ahead of her trying to turn the giant HP ship around and orchestrate a successful reorganization with a vision that safeguards its future.

As always in times of transitions, expect more executives to join – and leave.