New Acer EMEA President Walter Deppeler

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (March 31, 2011) – Acer announces the appointment of Acer Deputy President of Acer EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), Walter Deppeler as the new Acer EMEA President, with immediate effect.

Gianfranco Lanci, who served as both CEO and President of Acer Inc., and President of Acer EMEA, resigned from the company on March 31. Hence, Walter Deppeler becomes new President of Acer EMEA.

Born in Baden in 1957, Deppeler joined Acer in 1997, and currently serves as Senior Corporate Vice President of Acer Inc. and as Deputy President of Acer EMEA.  He has extensive sales and marketing experience in the region, and has contributed significantly toward Acer’s growth.

Deppeler will take over the strong foundation in EMEA laid by Lanci, and lead the EMEA management team to pursue further growth. EMEA is Acer’s largest market, and where our notebooks rank No. 1



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