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HP tech leader Shane Wall to retire

Wall was a main public face of HP’s Vancouver operations

By , Columbian business reporter
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Chief Technology Officer Shane Wall talks about the future of the company in June 2016 at HP Inc. in southeast Vancouver. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)
Chief Technology Officer Shane Wall talks about the future of the company in June 2016 at HP Inc. in southeast Vancouver. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

HP’s chief technology officer, Shane Wall, a leader of the company’s Vancouver workforce, announced plans to retire after 15 years with the company, according to a statement from the company on Tuesday.

Wall also serves as the director of the company’s research-and-development arm, called HP Labs, making him the leader of its technology vision and strategy. He will continue to serve in a special advisory role through the end of the year, according to a company spokesperson. HP chief print technologist Glen Hopkins will take over as interim chief technology officer until the company announces a long-term replacement for Wall.

Wall, who splits his time between the company’s Vancouver offices and its headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., led a tour of the Vancouver office expansion when it debuted in 2016.

The Vancouver campus is part of HP’s research-and-development division and is at the forefront of the company’s work in the 3-D printing field. Wall described 3-D printing as a central part of the company’s long-term vision in a 2016 interview with The Columbian.

Wall’s career includes two terms at HP, separated by a stint when he worked at Intel in Hillsboro, Ore. He became HP’s chief technology officer in 2012 and added the HP Labs director role in 2015. He was also one of several appointees to President Trump’s Advisory Council on Science and Technology, which was announced in October.

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