Honeywell's Walker to Lead Communications at Lenovo
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Honeywell's Walker to Lead Communications at Lenovo

Reid Walker, a veteran of public relations positions at General Electric and Honeywell, has been named vice president of corporate communications, at computer maker Lenovo, previously the personal computer division of IBM.

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RALEIGH, NC—Reid Walker, a veteran of public relations positions at General Electric and Honeywell, has been named vice president of corporate communications, at computer maker Lenovo. Lenovo—previously the personal computer division of IBM—is a $14 billion company headquartered in Beijing and operating in 138 countries around the world. Walker will be the senior communications professional at the company and is responsible for global communications with the media, financial community, industry analysts and employees. “Strong communications leadership will be essential as Lenovo moves forward with building our powerful worldwide brand and strengthening relationships with key constituencies, such as the press, investors, industry analysts, and employees,” says Deepak Advani, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, to whom Walker will report. Acording to Advani, Walker “has directed successful campaigns addressing the entire spectrum of communications challenges, from establishing new brands in the technology space to building investor confidence to earning employee support for business strategies. He also brings expertise in the latest communications tools, such as blogging, and knows how to leverage communications in establishing Six Sigma within business operations.” Most recently, Walker was vice president of communications for the specialty materials division of Honeywell International, where he was responsible for leading worldwide communications, media relations, employee communications, and crisis management. Prior to Honeywell, Reid was director of global marketing communications for GE Global eXchange Services. He also held communications positions at PSINET and NASDAQ and has worked on the agency side of the business with Porter Novelli and Shandwick.
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