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Former Samsung & Sprint Exec Joins Cablevision

Cablevision Systems has hired former Samsung and Sprint Nextel exec to the post of executive vice president, product management.

Packingham, who reports to Cablevision COO Kristin Dolan, will head up the customer experience – from conceptualization to strategy to execution – for the MSO’s video, online, wireless and interactive products, the company said.

Packingham, 43, most recently served as chief product officer for Samsung Telecommunications America, where he managed the CE giant’s portfolio of handsets, tablets, and wearable devices for the U.S. market.

Before that, he was CEO of Amerilink Telecom Corp, a secured managed services provider, and spent more than a decade at Sprint Nextel, most recently as SVP, product and technology development. At Sprint, Packingham was alto involved in Pivot, the wireless joint venture with Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Cox Communications that was formed in 2005, and scuttled in 2008.

"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,” Kristin Dolan said, in a statement.