Apple Hires Former Time Warner Cable Exec Peter Stern as VP, Cloud Services
Apple hired former Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern, 44, as VP, Cloud Services, which includes the technology company’s subscription offerings. Stern left TWC as EVP and Chief Product, People and Strategy Officer, earlier this year after it was bought by rival cable company Charter Communications.
Apple Appoints New Chief Design Officer and Other Design Execs
Jony Ive, long-time SVP of Design at Apple, now has the title of Chief Design Officer at Apple. This will allow Ive to hand off day-to-day managerial duties and focus more on items like the design of Apple's retail stores and also aid in the ongoing construction of Apple's new corporate campus.
Samsung Hires Executives to Run U.S. Marketing across Product Lines
Samsung Electronics has hired two executives to run U.S. marketing from a new office in New York. Former Unilever marketing head Marc Mathieu will serve as Chief Marketing Officer and former Creative Artists Agency executive Jesse Coulter will serve as Chief Creative Officer. In the past, Samsung ran separate operations for its mobile, entertainment and appliance units, but the company has been in the process of unifying many of its U.S. businesses.
Qualcomm Taps Unilever COO as New Board Member
Qualcomm appointed Harish Manwani, the current COO at Unilver Plc, as a new board member. In 2005, he joined the Unilever Executive team as President, Asia Africa. Before that, he was president and CEO of the HPC North America business group; President, Home and Personal Care, Latin America business group; moved to the UK as SVP, Global Hair Care and Oral Care. He joined Hindustan Lever (HLL) in 1976. He is also non-executive chairman of Hindustan Lever and sits on the boards of Indian School of Business, Whirlpool and Pearson.
HTC’s Chief Designer Leaves
HTC’s chief designer Scott Croyle is leaving the company’s full-time employment to work on a range of efforts both for the company and for others. Croyle was the head of design firm One & Co until its acquisition by HTC and served as SVP of design for HTC since April 2011.
Google Appoints YouTube CEO
Google has named Susan Wojcicki, a SVP for advertising and commerce, as CEO of YouTube. The appointment of Wojcicki, the most senior woman at Google, is in line with the company's goal to generate more ad revenues from its video service. Salar Kamangar, who was leading YouTube since co-founder Chad Hurley left the company in 2010, is expected to take another role within Google.
Deutsche Telekom Confirms New CEO, CFO
Deutsche Telekom’s Chairman Rene Obermann has left. Obermann has worked at Deutsche Telekom for sixteen years, with eleven years as a member of the board of management and seven as its CEO.
Microsoft Makes iCIO Jim DuBois Permanent CIO;
Consumer Apps & Services CMO, Bing Engineer and Skype CFO Leave
Microsoft appoints Jim DuBois as Corporate VP and CIO. DuBois, who had served as interim CIO for the past six months, will lead a team of employees overseeing Microsoft IT applications, infrastructure, solution delivery and process excellence. DuBois has been at Microsoft for more than 20 years, during which he has held several key leadership positions. Most recently, he was VP of Microsoft IT Products and Services. He has also served as general manager of IT at the company.
Qualcomm Taps President & COO as Its Next CEO
Steve Mollenkopf, 44, President and COO of wireless chipmaker Qualcomm, has been named as the company’s next CEO, and appointed to its Board of Directors. He will continue to serve as the Company’s President. Mollenkopf will replace current CEO Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, 50, who will remain Executive Chairman. Mollenkopf served as EVP and Group President, EVP and President of QCT, EVP, QCT Product Management, SVP, Engineering and Product Management and as VP, Engineering.
Apple’s Top VP, Engineering and VP, Product Design Leave
One of Apple’s top VP of Engineering Henri Lamiraux has left the technology giant recently. He had worked at the technology giant for over 20 years. He joined the company in the early days, back in 1990. He worked his way up the corporate ladder and helped build the original operating system for the first iPhone.