Jonah Becker, the HTC’s vice president of industrial design, has announced that has is leaving the Taiwanese phone maker. HTC creative director, Daniel Hundt will be taking his place.
Becker, who is best known for his work with the HTC One (M8) (HTC’s 2014 flagship) announced on his Twitter account:
It's been an amazing seventeen year journey with One & Co and HTC, but it's time for a new adventure. Stay tuned for details of what's next.
— Jonah Becker (@JonahABecker) March 26, 2015
HTC confirmed Becker’s departure from the company. In a statement sent to Engadget, HTC said:
We can confirm that Jonah Becker has left HTC; he had been with the Company since HTC acquired One & Co over six years ago. We would like to thank Jonah for his work with HTC, and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. He has been succeeded by Daniel Hundt, based in our San Francisco design office.
This news is concerning, since HTC has developed a pattern of losing its design executives. Hopefully, Becker’s departure from the Taiwanese firm doesn’t affect future releases.
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