Mobile giant HTC announced two major promotions Friday.
Jason Mackenzie, formerly the president of HTC America, has been promoted to global executive vice president. Stepping into Mackenzie’s position is André Lönne, who will oversee the company’s business operations across the Americas.
HTC said in a release that Mackenzie will report directly to CEO Cher Wang and will “help build and lead new strategic partnerships while strengthening existing ones.” HTC said that Lönne has has several leadership roles within HTC and will lead the HTC Americas team and help the company continue its strategic growth in the area.
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — HTC Corporation today announced the promotions of Jason Mackenzie to global Executive Vice President and André Lönne, his successor as President of HTC Americas. The promotions come as HTC expands its businesses beyond traditional smartphones into new innovative opportunities like virtual reality and IOT.
In Mackenzie’s new role, he will report to the CEO and help build and lead new strategic partnerships while strengthening existing ones. “Jason Mackenzie is one of HTC’s strongest senior executives and it was important for us to promote our senior talent and take advantage of his leadership as HTC moves forward,” said Cher Wang, Chairman and CEO of HTC.
As a founding member of HTC America, Mackenzie built a respected team and customer-first culture that helped HTC gain many industry firsts in the Americas, including the first 4G smartphone at every major US mobile operator. Under Mackenzie’s leadership, HTC America pioneered several customer-focused initiatives that were adopted by HTC in other markets and globally.
André Lönne succeeds Mackenzie as president of HTC America and will oversee the company’s business operations across the Americas, which includes the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Lönne has held several leadership roles at HTC, including country manager of Germany, and vice president of sales for HTC EMEA and, most recently, of HTC America.
“André has had a significant impact on HTC’s businesses across Europe and most recently in North America and with this new role will lead our HTC Americas team to continue our strategic growth in the region,” said Chialin Chang, Global President of Sales for HTC.