Rainer von Mielecki joined Dell last week, becoming the top European comms professional at the world's largest computer maker. He replaces Roger Wilson, who retired earlier this year (PRWeek, 3 March), and joins Dell in the midst of its biggest product recall.
Last month Dell voluntarily recalled over four million laptops over problems with Sony batteries overheating. The company has been praised for its swift action after images were circulated of laptops on fire.
Von Mielecki left Syngenta earlier this year after 15 years. He was replaced in April by Carsten Tilger, who formerly worked for pharma firm Aventis.