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Top U.S. Samsung Mobile Exec Kevin Packingham Has Left the Phone Maker

Kevin Packingham, one of the top U.S.-based Samsung mobile executives, has left the company.

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Samsung confirmed his departure, but did not say who was taking his place as chief product officer for Samsung Telecommunications America.

“Kevin Packingham has departed Samsung Mobile,” Samsung said in a statement. “We thank Kevin for his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Packingham’s departure was reported earlier Thursday by the New York Times.


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