BlackBerry ‘transformation’ sees three execs leave


The departures, which include senior vice president of global manufacturing and supply, are the latest in a long line

Three senior BlackBerry employees have left the company, including senior vice president of global manufacturing and supply chain Carmine Arabia.

Vice president of service operations, Graeme Whittington and vice president of corporate information technology operations Doug Kozak have also left.

The news comes a few weeks after the Canadian manufacturer said 250 jobs would go at its product testing facility, located in its home market.

BlackBerry said: “We are in the second phase of our transformation plan where we will be assessing our organisation – from top to bottom – to ensure we have the right people in the right roles with the right skill sets to drive new opportunities in mobile computing.”

Voluntary departures

The company’s executive vice president of mobile computing David J. Smith, who was in charge of BlackBerry’s PlayBook tablet, reportedly resigned last month.

Vice president of social networks TA McCann and product manager of BlackBerry’s calendar application, Marc Gingras, chose to leave the manufacturer about a month ago.