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Apple’s Head of NA Sales to Depart – Will be Replaced by Japan Sales Chief

Apple’s Head of NA Sales to Depart – Will be Replaced by Japan Sales Chief

Apple is losing another executive, as The Wall Street Journal reports that head of North American sales, Zane Rowe, will be leaving the company. Rowe, who joined Apple two years ago, will be replaced by Doug Beck.

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MacRumors notes that Beck already oversees sales in both Japan and Korea, and following Rowe’s departure, he will take over North American sales.

“Doug Beck has done a great job helping to grow Apple’s business in Japan and Korea. His role is expanding to include North America sales as well,” said Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet.

Apple CEO Tim Cook had noted during Apple’s January earnings call that sales in North America were down slightly, while sales in Japan, then managed by Beck, were up by 40%.

Apple gave no reason for the departure of Rowe, who joins Apple’s VP of Public Relations Katie Cotton in the outbox list of notable departures from the company. 

The departures both come soon after the arrival of Apple’s new head of online and retail, Angela Ahrendts.

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