Following the exit of Panos Panay from Microsoft and its Surface Division, e-commerce giant Amazon recently announced that the former Microsoft Chief Product Officer will be joining its ranks later this year. Panay will be taking over for Dave Limp, who currently leads Amazon’s Devices & Services business. As per Amazon’s official announcement:
…Before this latest role, Panos held a variety of leadership positions, including Corporate VP for Microsoft Devices, as well as GM of Surface and PC Hardware, where he drove the creation and introduction of the Surface product line. As a strong product builder and inventor who has deep experience in both hardware and integrated services, Panos will be a great addition to our D&S organization moving forward.”
For many Microsoft fans and loyalists, Panay was known as the main face behind the company’s Surface product division, having ushered in many of the company’s devices under the Surface line, working with the company for 19 years. As for when he’ll start at his new post, Amazon says that Panay will begin at the end of October.
On other Amazon-related news, the company recently unveiled a new batch of products, including several 10-inch tablets, Echo smart home displays, streaming devices, as well as a home security camera.