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HTC’s head of design, Scott Croyle, is leaving the company

Scott Croyle, head of design at HTC, is leaving the company to ‘work on his own projects’

HTC’s head of design, Scott Croyle, is leaving the company after 6 years. Following on from the success of the One series, Croyle is now leaving to ‘work on his own projects’. The company has described the move as a ‘long-term transition’ and Croyle will still remain involved with HTC product development.

HTC announced in a statement: “HTC remains at the forefront of smartphone innovation. Scott Croyle will be focusing on special projects and dedicated on next generation developments.”

Jonah Becker, Croyle’s second-in-command, is expected to fill the vacancy and lead the HTC design studio in San Francisco. Meanwhile Drew Bamford, the man responsible for the Sense user interface, has been promoted to being in charge of all HTC software and services.

HTC said: “Drew Bamford is an experienced and talented leader at HTC with solid track records in leading and building our user experience team. Effective immediately, in addition to his current duties in product development and user experience, Drew will lead HTC Creative Labs and focus on innovative new products and user experience strategies.”

Recently, there has been a lot of turnover within HTC’s executive team but Croyle’s departure is the most significant as he is the man responsible for reinventing HTC with the One series. Only time will tell whether his successor will be big enough to fill is boots.

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