Jonah Becker, HTC’s associate vice president of industrial design, announced on Twitter that he will be departing the electronics manufacturer after just 11 months on the job. He hasn’t said what’s in store next, and it’s not clear who HTC will appoint to fill his shoes at the company.
He had taken over for Scott Croyle, who served as the company’s lead designer from 2008 until April of last year, and has since moved on to take a design role at San Francisco-based NextBit Systems. Both men worked at One & Company, a design firm that HTC acquired in 2008.
The news comes amid another shake-up at HTC. The company announced earlier this month that founder Cher Wang would be taking over as CEO from Peter Chou.
Becker’s departure comes at a rough time for the company. HTC was once the leader of the Android market, but has since lost that title to Samsung. HTC’s latest phone, the One M9, will be released on April 10, on the same day that Samsung launches its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge flagships.