HP Inc. Appoints New Chief Supply Chain Officer

HP Inc. Appoints New Chief Supply Chain Officer


Palo Alto, CA—HP Inc. named industry leader Ernest Nicolas as its new chief supply chain officer. Nicolas succeeds Antoine Simonnet, who made the decision to retire after a nearly 40-year esteemed career in the IT industry. Consequently, Nicolas will take the helm of HP’s worldwide supply chain organization.

“Ernest is a seasoned executive whose deep understanding of supply chain dynamics and resilience has enabled him to build high-performance teams and deliver exceptional business results throughout his career,” said Enrique Lores, HP Inc. president and CEO.

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Ernest Nicolas

“Ernest’s expertise in manufacturing and supply chain agility will be an outstanding addition to HP as we drive long-term sustainable growth for the company. I look forward to welcoming him to my direct staff.”

HP Chief Supply Chain Officer

The company’s supply chain delivers more than 100 million products to customers each year. It does so through a sophisticated network of ODM factories; manufacturing partners; commodity suppliers; logistics providers; as well as a variety of other valued partners.

Nicolas will also oversee social and environmental sustainability efforts tied directly to HP’s global reputation and business growth.

He joins HP from Rockwell Automation, where he also served as chief supply chain officer. In this global leadership role, he had overall responsibility of the end-to-end supply chain. This included Supply Chain Planning, Strategy & Transformation, Strategic Sourcing, Manufacturing Operations, Logistics & Customer Care as well as Enterprise Quality teams.

Previously, Nicolas was senior vice president, Operations & Engineering Services. Prior to that, he served as vice president, Global Supply Chain. Before joining Rockwell Automation, Nicolas held supply chain, manufacturing engineering and manufacturing operations positions with General Motors Corporation.

Furthermore, Nicolas will join HP on June 13, 2022; he will be based in Houston, Texas.