"Kouji Kodera has left HTC to pursue other interests,” said HTC yesterday. “We appreciate his contributions and wish him all the best. Scott Croyle will take over his duties.”
Mr Kodera, the Chief Product Officer, joins the communications chief Jason Gordon, who left Friday, as well as several other marketing and communications people, one of whom, Eric Lin, went to work for Skype, leaving the tweet you see above behind him. A lot is hanging for HTC on the sales of the One, and key staff departure is unlikely to make things easier for the struggling phone maker.