HTC’s former Chief Innovation Officer, Horace Luke, resigned earlier this year for personal reasons. Through innovation and design, HTC has developed a very distinct style in terms of its products and smartphones, and Luke was undoubtedly a driving force behind that.
BGR learned of Horace Luke’s departure and reports:
“Horace Luke, HTC’s chief innovation officer, has left HTC for personal reasons. Horace nurtured a culture of innovation at HTC and instilled a strong consumer design-focus among our employees who continue to raise the bar in designing products that capture our customers’ imagination,” HTC told BGR in a statement. “We are grateful for Horace’s many contributions to HTC and wish him well in his future endeavors. Scott Croyle, HTC’s vice president of design, has taken over Horace’s responsibilities and will continue a tradition of design innovation at HTC.”
It’s a great loss for HTC, who has been producing hit after hit with Android devices like the HTC Sensation and HTC EVO 3D. We’re hoping for the best for Luke, and for HTC’s future CIO, who will undoubtedly have some pretty big shoes to fill.