May 24, 2024

David Limp, Amazon’s SVP of Gadgets & Companies, is retiring from the corporate after greater than 13 years on the firm.

Limp oversaw the workforce liable for Alexa, Echo, Fireplace TV, and Kindle. After greater than a decade on the firm, and three many years within the client electronics area, Limp is leaving and hoping to start out contemporary in one other area.

Limp and CEO Andy Jassy introduced the information:

I’ve been doing a model of this job (constructing and delivery client electronics) on and off for 30+ years. I like it, however I additionally need look into the long run by means of a unique lens. I’m not certain what that future is correct now, with the notable exception that it gained’t be within the client electronics area. I shall be round for a couple of extra months and we’ve lots to ship on with our fall merchandise. On condition that, you must anticipate the identical bug reviews from me for a short while extra…

— Dave Limp

Jassy says the corporate will announce Limp’s substitute within the coming weeks:

Underneath Dave’s management, Amazon has change into one of many world’s main innovators in constructing gadgets and underlying providers that prospects love. From Kindle readers to Fireplace TV to Alexa and Echo, over the previous decade and a half we’ve been in a position to invent and hold bettering experiences that assist make our prospects’ lives higher each day. Dave has been an excellent innovator, exhibited robust judgment and possession, and constructed a robust group with excessive requirements. He has additionally been anyone whose counsel and insights I’ve valued immensely (each in my prior function and present one), and who has at all times prioritized what issues most for the corporate.

Dave will stay in his function for the following few months, and we’ll announce his successor within the coming weeks. I stay excited and fairly optimistic in regards to the services and products we’re constructing in Gadgets and Companies—we’re on the relative starting of what’s attainable and what I imagine these companies will add for purchasers and the corporate.

— Andy Jassy