HP announced on Tuesday David Donatelli is to begin working at the company after the Suffolk County Superior Court of Massachusettsreleased its prohibition on the matter.
This order modifies an earlier ruling by the court temporarily prohibiting Donatelli’s employment by HP.
A 22-year high-tech veteran, Donatelli used to be president of EMC Storage Division, where he was responsible for the EMC storage platforms and related software businesses.
HP announced on April 28 it appointed David Donatelli to serve as executive vice president, Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking, effective May 5.
Donatelli was appointed then to report directly to Ann Livermore, executive vice president of the Technology Solutions Group at HP, and lead the development of HP’s industry-leading server, storage and networking solutions.
However, the appointment didn’t take effect due to an earlier ruling by the court temporarily prohibiting Donatelli’s employment by HP.
With the recent decision of the court, Donatelli will still serve as executive vice president of Enterprise Servers and Networking. Due to certain restrictions in the court’s most recent order, Dave Roberson, senior vice president and general manager of the StorageWorks division, will report directly to Ann Livermore, executive vice president of the Technology Solutions Group at HP instead of Donatelli until the order is lifted.
“I am pleased to have David join the HP leadership team,” said Mark Hurd, HP chairman and chief executive officer. “He will be a key contributor in driving growth and innovation for HP.”