Former HP Exec Named VP of Windows Marketing

Microsoft has named former Hewlett-Packard vice president Tony Prophet as the new vice president of Windows marketing, the company confirmed this week.

"Tony will focus on growing the Windows ecosystem and enabling our partners to be more successful building on Windows," a Microsoft spokesperson said in an e-mail.

Prophet will report to Chris Capossela, Microsoft's chief marketing officer. He will assume his new role in early May.

Prophet was most recently the senior vice president of Operations, Printing and Personal Systems at HP, which he joined in 2006, according to his LinkedIn profile. Before that, he headed HP's supply chain operations within the Personal Systems group. Previously, he was the founding president and CEO of Honeywell Power Systems. He also currently serves as a board member at publishing company Gannett.

According to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, Prophet is replacing Thom Gruhler, who is moving to an unspecified position within Microsoft's Applications and Services group.

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