Samsung on Tuesday named 17-year Sprint Veteran Danny Bowman its chief sales and operations officer for Samsung Telecommunications America. Bowman is now responsible for operator sales at the South Korean company’s American offices and will also work on long-term strategy.
Bowman was a long-time executive at Sprint, where he helped create and head the carrier’s integrated solutions group, focusing on embedding wireless technology and machine to machine (M2M) technology, which allows wired and wireless devices to directly communicate. In early 2012, Bowman was one of several executives to be let go from the company during an overhaul. Matt Carter, Sprint’s president of emerging and wholesale solutions business, now heads the company’s M2M business.
At least partially thanks to Bowman, Sprint became an early leader in embedded devices, providing wireless technology for Amazon’s early Kindles until the company switched over to AT&T in order to offer international roaming.
[Source: Fierce Wireless]