Former Sprint exec Danny Bowman moves to Samsung
Danny Bowman, who once headed up Sprint's (NYSE:S) integrated solutions group, was named the chief sales and operations officer at Samsung Telecommunications America. Bowman is responsible for operator sales and operations and will also head up long-term strategic initiatives.
Bowman, a 17-year veteran of Sprint, helped create the company's integrated solutions division, which focused on embedded wireless devices and M2M. However, when Sprint reorganized its business in February 2012, Bowman was one of a handful of executives who were cut as part of the overhaul. Sprint's M2M business now falls under Matt Carter, who is president of the company's emerging and wholesale solutions business.
Sprint was an early leader in embedded devices--it provided the wireless connectivity for the first generation Amazon Kindle e-reader. Amazon later switched the Kindle to AT&T Mobility's (NYSE:T) network so it could offer international roaming to Kindle buyers.
Bowman isn't the first Sprint executive to land at Samsung. Kevin Packingham, formerly Sprint's senior vice president of product and technology development, is now the chief product officer at Samsung's U.S. mobile business.
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