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Samsung Sees Lots of Comings, Goings in U.S. Executive Ranks

At least five executives have left the company's U.S. operations recently, while a number of others have joined.

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There has been a fair bit of turnover in recent weeks at Samsung’s U.S. operations.

As reported by CNET, at least five executives from across the company’s American mobile ranks have left the company.

Samsung confirmed that a number of leaders have left the company, though sources say the departures were not related and include a mix of voluntary and involuntary departures. Senior VP Seshu Madhavapeddy was among the exits, as were vice presidents Nanda Ramachandran, Mike Pennington and Ketrina Dunagan.

“This is an extremely dynamic industry and as a leader, Samsung contributes to that rapid state of change,” the company said in a statement to Re/code. “Our U.S. business continues its strong growth and as we continue to diversify, we will keep building an industry-leading organization with people who contribute to even greater success for Samsung.”

For its part, Samsung noted it had also brought in a bunch of new blood. Recent hires include Chief Enterprise Innovation Officer Robin Bienfait, who left BlackBerry last year, and Vince Hudson, formerly of Procter & Gamble. Other new hires include Elizabeth Solomon as VP of channel and consumer marketing, Carolyn Guss as VP of content and services marketing and Lee Stimmel as business development VP.

“We are pleased to have these leaders on board and know they will bring new capabilities and talent to our team as we work to bring the most innovative products and services to American consumers,” Samsung said.

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