SCEA appoints three execs

The American arm of the PlayStation maker gets new execs in publisher relations, sales, and HR.

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With Phil Harrison heading out of the door this week, Sony Computer Entertainment America is reshuffling its executive ranks.

Robert Dyer will take up the post of senior vice president of publisher relations. Dyer comes from the Crave Entertainment Group, where he worked as president and chief operating officer since 2004. Previous to this role, he also worked for both Eidos Interactive and Crystal Dynamics.

Ian Jackson will become vice president of sales, comes from his position as managing director of Sony Computer Entertainment Canada, and also worked in sales at EA, Panasonic, and Microsoft. Sally Buchanan--who currently works for SCEA--will become vice president of human resources.

The three will step into their new roles between March and April, and will report directly to SCEA president Jack Tretton.

Discussion

16 comments
EPaul
EPaul

Oh man Phil was my favourite Sony exec plus he liked Motorstorm. I wish he would stay

-Celeste-
-Celeste-

>>YunalescaFFX last time I remember - TONS of Wii staff quit because of their big move. One can't assume such thoughts.... EDIT -- WTF it didn't take my comment. I was about to say, Nintendo's team that left after the sucess of the Wii were in their marketing departement. Nintendo gave those people the option to relocate into a different department in California, or accept a severance package. Now this type of downsizing is normal, you do not need the massive amount of marketing to hype a product once its on the market .. unless its doing poorly. There is a difference in being fired and quitting. There is also a difference between quitting because you want to and quitting because you're about to be fired. The latter is used by alot of companies in order for employees to 'save face' when they go into future interviews.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

just as long as there are a lot of exclusives then i could care less who they bring in. if sony can force the father of playstation to retire cuz he was messing the ps3 process up, then there is no loyalty in the industry

Mystearical
Mystearical

@DiscGuru101 dude last time I remember - TONS of Wii staff quit because of their big move. One can't assume such thoughts....

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

None of them have charisma like Phil.

ocdog45
ocdog45

lets see if these guys have good PR moves

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

For the past 16-months Sony has been shuffling people in and out, and had numerous lay offs. -It is what a company does when things are not going according to the best laid plans.

anigamer
anigamer

I hope the restructuring is for the best.

Tremblay343
Tremblay343

Good for them. Im glad Sony's doing all this restructuring. I mean phil and ken were great, but they seemd to be living in the past, off past successes. Me being a sony fanboy (as much as i hate to admit it), i think these are good things

leimeisei
leimeisei

Phil seemed like quite the friendly guy though. i liked his presentations better than when Ken Kutaragi or Kazuo Hirai did presentations (kutaragi left though) Does anyone else think that the timing of harrison's leaving was odd? Because if you remember, there was an article that came out saying he was p*ssed at the guys over in SCE Japan for ignoring an idea he gave them that was similar to the Wii before the Wii was even announced (the idea had something to do with casual gaming) and they were like "nooo causal gaming will never catch on" and later on the Wii is announced and owns ps3 sales completely

ghost867
ghost867

It's good they're appointing some new execs to fill the gap, but I doubt any of these guys could replace Phil Harrison.

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

Kind of unknown names, none as memorable as Phil, I'm guessing. Here's for the best, I'd like to see some character again at the E3 keynotes.

Autolycus
Autolycus

sweet, now that they were paying one person a hella lot money, they can high 3 for dirt cheap... sony wins.