Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Samsung US Mobile chief Kevin Packingham leaves company

updated 11:29 pm EDT, Thu October 3, 2013

Reasoning for departure and destination company not known

Chief Product Officer for Samsung Mobile Kevin Packingham has departed the company. Samsung mobile issued a terse statement regarding the departure, saying that "Kevin Packingham has departed Samsung Mobile. We thank Kevin for his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors." No specific information regarding the reasons for the split have been made public, and the statement doesn't make clear if Packingham resigned or was fired.

Packingham spent two years at Samsung Mobile in Dallas Texas, and was a key player in the global release of the Galaxy S III smartphone. In September, when he was asked about the approach to the release and Samsung doing the "heavy lifting" for the marketing of the device rather than the carriers, he claimed that "the change that happened was it took a lot of burden off the carriers. People were coming into their stores and they didn't have to pay for that demand."

Packingham had some involvement, although specifics aren't known, in the "stage show" approach to the Galaxy S 4 phone reveal. Also, he helped launch the Galaxy Gear smart watch.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News