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HP-Compaq names operations executive

Mike Winkler, currently Compaq Computer's executive vice president for global business units, has been named vice president of operations in the new hierarchy of the combined Hewlett-Packard and Compaq. Compaq Chief Executive Michael Capellas announced the appointment Monday in a note posted to the company's internal Web site. If HP's acquisition of Compaq goes ahead, Winkler will govern the flow of supplies across the company from basic components all the way to completed products. He'll report to Capellas, who would be president of the combined company.

Mike Winkler, currently Compaq Computer's executive vice president for global business units, has been named vice president of operations in the new hierarchy of the combined Hewlett-Packard and Compaq. Compaq Chief Executive Michael Capellas announced the appointment Monday in a note posted to the company's internal Web site.

If HP's acquisition of Compaq goes ahead, Winkler will govern the flow of supplies across the company from basic components all the way to completed products. He'll report to Capellas, who would be president of the combined company.