LG Mobile Communications UK continues to lose staff, with two sales managers leaving the troubled manufacturer.
The departures are the latest blow in a difficult 12 months for the manufacturer. It has yet to find a replacement for Warren Lewis, who left his post as mobile chief in February, just three months after taking on the role and on the eve of Mobile World Congress. Lewis replaced former head of mobile Jim Michel, who moved to Brightstar.
Sources claim that morale remains poor at LG, with staff frustrated by the high level of control exercised by LG’s Korean headquarters.
An LG spokesman said: ‘We will be seeking replacements for both positions and these roles will support the existing UK team in maximising the launch of our range of impressive handsets over the coming months. Among LG’s forthcoming releases are additional products in the L-Style range and the Optimus 4X HD, which will further strengthen [LG’s] position in the UK market.’
The company confirmed it is still hunting for a new mobile chief. A spokesman said: ‘LG is in the process of recruiting a permanent head of mobile and looks forward to welcoming a new member to the team in the near future.’
Editor: Carol Millett
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