In a step made by Samsung Mobile to fill the shoes of Omar Khan, who left Samsung Mobile earlier this summer for Citi, Samsung has announced today the appointment of wireless veteran Kevin Packingham to the position of Vice President of Product Innovation. Packingham will report directly to Samsung Mobile USA President Dale Sohn.
In his new role at Samsung Mobile Packingham will be responsible for overseeing Samsung’s carrier product management, product planning, and concept creation departments. In other words he will be the one to help oversee and create the Samsung Quintuplet Core Nexus T-Bone Solar System device.
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“Samsung has enjoyed a strong relationship with Kevin for many years as a trusted colleague within the telecom industry and we’re excited to add Kevin’s experience and knowledge to our senior leadership team,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “Kevin’s extensive background in bringing innovative and game-changing products and services to the U.S. market will be a major factor in the future success of Samsung Mobile.”
Packingham comes to Samsung with over 14 years of telecommunications experience, many of which saw Samsung as a partner. While at Sprint Packingham most recently served as Senior Vice President of Product and Technology essentially responsible for the evolution of Android at the nation’s third largest carrier. Packingham was the man behind the HTC Evo 4G one of the best selling smartphones in Sprint’s history.