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Chief product officer at Samsung Mobile leaves abruptly

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Oct 2013 22:38 User comments (4)

Chief product officer at Samsung Mobile leaves abruptly Kevin Packingham, the chief product officer for Samsung Mobile, has abruptly left the company.
Packingham was directly involved in introducing the Galaxy S and Note lines. The company did not provide any details on whether the exec left voluntarily or not.

All the company would say is: "Kevin Packingham has departed Samsung Mobile. We thank Kevin for his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors."

During his two years with the company, Packingham was involved in the negotiations that brought the Galaxy S3 to all the major carriers. He was able to do so by telling the carriers that Samsung would do all the marketing investment for their device, guaranteeing the devices would be hits.

"The change that happened was it took a lot of burden off the carriers," Mr. Packingham said earlier this year. "People were coming into their stores and they didn't have to pay for that demand."

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4 user comments

14.10.2013 6:13

you get sued by apple doesn't look good for a company ???

HMMM i wonder why he left wink wink (left my can fired i might think)

24.10.2013 16:25

hmm...

34.10.2013 21:39

Originally posted by megadunderhead:
you get sued by apple doesn't look good for a company ???

HMMM i wonder why he left wink wink (left my can fired i might think)
Hard to say The head of Sony gaming left kind of the same way joined atrai and is now the head of MS gaming.

A lot of these guys will be talking to each other or know each other as there is only a handful of guys who'll be doing this job anyway.

415.10.2013 14:13

Probably left Samsung to join Apple , under cover of course !

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