A trio of BlackBerry executives leave the company

A trio of BlackBerry executives leave the company
Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry confirmed on Wednesday that three more of its executives are leaving the company. With the new BlackBerry 10 models not exactly selling like hotcakes, BlackBerry has to deal with a suddenly resurgent Microsoft. Thanks to Nokia, Windows Phone has finally found a niche of the market where it can more than just compete.

The executives leaving BlackBerry are Senior VP of Manufacturing Carmine Arabia and VPs Doug Kozak and Graeme Whittington. In an email, BlackBerry spokeswoman Rebecca Freiburger said, "We thank all of them for their contributions and wish them well." She added that the company is in the second phase of its restructuring and is doing a thorough review of its executive lineup. Part of the restructuring also involves closing the BlackBerry testing center in Waterloo.

While the company has not stated how many job cuts it plans on making for this stage of the restructuring, some of the executives leaving made a personal decision to depart BlackBerry and did not leave on account of the corporate revamping.


source: CBC via AllThingsD

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9 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Rats are jumping ship. BB is going DOWN. RIP BB.

2. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

Title states "A trio of BB executives are leaving the company" last time i checked a "trio" means 3 and yet there are only 2 names listed in the article. I am missing something here???

3. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I was gonna post the same thing ha. Read it again though, there are three names there.

5. Prindorz

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 08, 2013

Three were mentioned, incase you were lost this is a recap ''The executives leaving BlackBerry are Senior VP of Manufacturing Carmine Arabia and VPs Doug Kozak and Graeme Whittington''

9. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

I just saw that after you mentioned it. LOL thats what i get for reading and trying do work at the same time. I would like to know why they are leaving?

6. Prindorz

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 08, 2013

BB is going down

7. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

BankruptBerry

8. posthardcore29

Posts: 20; Member since: May 05, 2013

Sinking Ship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

I don't get it, corporate execs' who FAIL miserably should be banned from future positions. They, in large part, were responsible for the downfall and demise of Canada's largest company!! The email sent out should have stated, "We thank all of them for their ineffective contributions and hope they're as damned as we are!"

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