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Palm's SVP of Global Markets Leaving

Fri Oct 31, 2008 - 10:13 AM EDT - By Jennifer Chappell

Palm Infocenter is reporting that John Hartnett, Palm's senior vice president of global markets, will be leaving the company. According to Palm Infocenter, Palm has filed a regulatory 8-K statement with the SEC indicating a "Change in Directors or Principal Officers." Hartnett will be leaving Palm effective November 28, 2008. Seems that the circumstances regarding Hartnett's departure weren't disclosed.

John Hartnett has been with Palm since the Handspring days and was promoted to SVP back in May of 2005. Below is a description of Hartnett's job from Palm's website:

As senior vice president of global markets, John is responsible for Palm�s sales and customer support for all channels, including retail, distribution, carrier, and eCommerce.

According to Palm's website, Hartnett was a member of the merger leadership team when Handspring and palmOne became one, combined company.

Before joining Handspring, Hartnett was senior vice president of U.S. marketing, support and operations for MetaCreations.

The news of Hartnett's departure comes on the heels of Palm hiring Simon Lloyd as senior director, EMEA Marketing to help Palm win some ground in the European market.

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