Taiwanese PC maker Acer announced that Scott Lin, Acer's global senior vice president and Greater China general manager, is retiring on April 30, 2014.

According to Acer, the management team already has a proper succession planned for this personnel change, and Zhang Yonghong, current vice general manager of Acer Greater China regional operations, will replace Lin. At the same time, Tony Huang, a special assistant at Acer's transformation committee, will become general manager of Acer's Taiwan regional operations. Both appointments will be effective on May 1, 2014.

Lin joined Acer in 1983 and served the company for over 30 years. In October 2011, he was appointed general manager of Acer Greater China regional operations.

Acer said that though the board of directors has approved Lin's retirement application, the company still depends on his expertise and experience in the industry. Acer will hire him for consulting work for 12 months following his full-time departure.


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