Hewlett-Packard Co. has named Mark Hurd, the head of NCR Corp., as its new chief executive to succeed Carly Fiorina, who was ousted last month, said a published report.

Hurd joined Dayton, Ohio-based NCR in 1980 and spearheaded an ambitious turnaround when he became the computer services company's CEO and president in March 2003

According to The Wall Street Journal's online edition, HP directors selected Hurd to run the technology company because they were impressed with how he engineered NCR's turnaround.

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