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Cablevision hires Samsung exec to handle products

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:28pm
Brian Santo

Cablevision Systems has hired Kevin Packingham as executive vice president, product management, effective immediately.

Packingham arrives at Cablevision from Samsung Telecommunications America, where he was chief product officer, managing Samsung’s portfolio of handsets, tablets and wearable devices in the U.S. He was responsible for all components of product delivery including concept creation, product planning/strategy, technology roadmaps, product marketing and full lifecycle product management.

At Cablevision, Packingham will be responsible for defining and driving the customer experience from conceptualization to strategy to execution for Cablevision’s video, online, wireless and interactive products. He will also work closely with the sales and marketing, operations, programming and engineering groups to help deliver a superior customer experience, Cablevision said.

Packingham will report to Kristin Dolan, Cablevision’s chief operating officer.

Dolan said, “Kevin is a respected technology executive with a strong record of bringing leading-edge products and services to consumers. His unique background makes him well suited to help drive innovation and growth by leading effective product strategy in a manner that best serves the needs of both our customers and the organization.”

Prior to Samsung, Packingham served as the chief executive officer of secured managed services provider Amerilink Telecom Corp. Packingham also spent more than a decade at Sprint Nextel, rising through the ranks to eventually serve as its senior vice president, product and technology development.

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