HTC is continuous to haemorrhage key executive staff with the departure of three senior body of workers from the manufacturer’s commercial operations and marketing divisions.
Mobile knows Oliver Schulte, HTC’s vice president of industrial operations, is exiting the corporate to become Caterpillar’s head of operations at its ruggedised cellular phone division.
Meanwhile, Sarah Mansell, HTC channel advertising chief and Gaelle Walton, head of retail and distribution channel marketing, also are set to leave the corporate. As Mobile went to press it used to be unclear where Mansell and Walton are headed. HTC confi rmed both Walton and Mansell’s departure yet refused to comment on Schulte.
The departures come as HTC struggles fi nancially, with the corporate posting its first ever quarterly loss this month. The manufacturer launched the most recent step in its attempted fi ghtback with the unveiling of its present fl agship, the supersized HTC One Max this week.
The three excessive profile departures at HTC come amid claims of falling group morale and administration failure to appoint suffi cient team to replace the movement of executives who have left this 12 months.
The departures additionally closely follow a massive management restructure at HTC simply four months in the past, which observed all three exiting executives given additional obligations, following the departure of a number of senior employees.
Under the restructuring, which came about in June this year, Schulte changed into given the additional activity of taking on Middle East and Africa head Jon French’s position on an interim basis, after French give up in May this yr.
Schulte additionally moved under the direct control of EMEA head Philip Blair. He had earlier reported to EMEA president Florian Seche, who stop HTC to take a position with Nokia as head of European gross sales in April. Blair took over the two Sieche’s role in April and that of UNITED KINGDOM and Ireland leader Phil Roberson, who passed in his detect in March.
Both Mansell and Walton were additionally promoted lower than the same restructuring this yr, taking on more marketing and retail tasks inside the wake of marketing director James Atkins’ and retail director Mike Coombes’ departures in March.
Mansell introduced the position of head of channel marketing to her current responsibilities as UK marketing supervisor whilst Walton took at the position of head of retail and distribution channel advertising on high of her tasks as senior advertising supervisor.