Lanci, the president and CEO of Acer has resigned from the company, effective
to a press release dated today from Taiwan's
leading PC supplier, Lanci had a different vision for the future direction of
the company from Acer's board of directors. "They placed different levels
of importance on scale, growth, customer value creation, brand position
enhancement, and on resource allocation and methods of implementation,"
the statement said.
parties could not come to an agreement despite months of dialogue. Effective
immediately, Acer Chairman J.T. Wang will fill in for Lanci in the interim.
this new ICT industry," Wang said, "Acer needs a period of time for
adjustment. With the spirit of entrepreneurship, we will face new challenges
and look to the future with confidence."
company expressed appreciation for Lanci's "significant"
contributions "toward Acer's growth," and wished him "all the
best in his future endeavors."
shakeup comes just two days after CENS.com reported that Acer founder Stan Shih
urged the company to revamp its operations to focus on higher profit margins
instead of PC-market domination.
revised its sales targets downward for the second straight quarter -- from a
3-percent profit to a 10-percent decline -- which prompted the remarks from
Shih, who cited the "new perspective" that Apple's products have
brought to the tech field.
plans for the last few years have been to become the global leader in PC
shipments. The company successfully booted Dell from the #2 spot last July, but
slipped back in the following quarter.
that Acer should mimic Apple by also servicing its own products, rather than
tirelessly pursuing volume growth.