It was sad to report Tuesday that Alon Bar-Shany is leaving HP. With a quarter-century HP career, Alon was considered by many print professionals to be the face and heart of HP.
Bar-Shany commitment to the employees and customers of HP’s Indigo division is legendary. He was considered a friend, advisor, and mentor to those who made and bought Indigo printers. And, that loyalty seems to be what is leading to his surprise departure.
New Management = New Plans
HP’s new CEO announced restructuring plans at the end of last year that included cutting hundreds of jobs in the Indigo division. Bar-Shany’s continued resistance to that plan was a tug of war that seems to have finally ended with Tuesday’s announcement.