Dallas - Samsung Telecommunications America appointed Brian Rosenberg as sales senior VP for North America, reporting directly to president Dale Sohn.
Rosenberg is responsible for mobile device sales and directing overall sales, delivery, and customer satisfaction for carriers and retail channels, the company said.
Rosenberg, a 20-year telecom veteran, joins Samsung from Ericsson North America, where he was executive VP/GM on the AT&T global customer account. He started at Ericsson in 1995 as the project manager for the Pacific Bell Mobile Services GSM build-out. He was also responsible for sales and business development for 3G networks in the U.S.
A Strategy Analytics report called Samsung the No. 1 cellphone supplier in the U.S. based on third-quarter shipments, but Sohn said the company would tap Rosenberg's experience to further boost share. "Brian's leadership and experience will be a key component toward our goal of increasing our U.S. market share and introducing new and exciting products to our loyal customers," Sohn said.
Samsung also announced that research company Gartner found Samsung to rank No. 1 in Android smartphone sell-through to U.S. consumers in the third quarter. Samsung Mobile captured 32.1 percent of the U.S. Android smartphone market in the third quarter, up from 9.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009, Samsung said.