The chief executive (CEO) of computer manufacturer Acer has stepped down following ongoing arguments with the company’s board members.
A statement released this morning said Gianfranco Lanci had resigned following months of debate between him and the board when it came to the firm’s future.
“On the company’s future development, Lanci held different views from a majority of the board members, and could not reach a consensus following several months of dialog,” it read.
“They placed different levels of importance on scale, growth, customer value creation, brand position enhancement and on resource allocation and methods of implementation.”
Acer strongly claimed the change at the top wouldn’t affect the running of operations, with chairman of the company, J.T. Wang, taking over the reigns of CEO with immediate effect – although only on an interim basis.
“Lanci has contributed significantly toward Acer’s growth,” concluded the statement.
“The company expresses its true appreciation for Lanci’s efforts and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours.”
However, a statement from the now-former CEO has not been released.
As well as the very top job, Lanci also held the role of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) president. He has unsurprisingly also resigned this post and will be replaced by his former deputy, Walter Deppeler.
EMEA remains Acer’s most successful region, where it ranks number one in market share for its notebooks.
This article originally appeared at itpro.co.uk