Another Samsung Executive Quits After Just 5 Months Running IT Division

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EXCLUSIVE: Tony Ignatavicius, who was appointed head of Samsung Australia’s IT Division in April 2012, has quit after just five months in the job. No explanation for his sudden departure has been given.At the start of the year Emmanuele Silanesu quit the same role citing “family reasons”.

Ignatavicius told ChannelNews he could not explain why he quit Samsung after only five months “I have quit Samsung, I cannot give a reason, I cannot say whether I have taken another job” he said.

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Tony Ignnaavicius quits Samsung.

Ignatavicius joined Samsung from Synnex Australia where he was head of commercial sales as well as managing operations and national strategy.

Prior to that role he worked for Hewlett Packard.

This year Samsung Australia has become a major player in the PC market with new notebooks, all in one PCs and monitors.

Shortly before Emmanuele Silanesu quit the Company, he was promoted from product marketing manager reporting to Philip Newton (who was credited with kick starting Samsung’s IT division) to the role of National Manager for the IT division.

Shortly after his promotion he quit.

In April when Ignatavicius was recruited into the PC role, Samsung Electronics Australia vice president of telecommunications and IT, Tyler McGee said “Tony joins Samsung at a pivotal stage in the growth of our IT business, with an exciting range of innovative Samsung IT products launching in the Australian market throughout 2012. His extensive experience and proven track record in the commercial and consumer IT market, made him the perfect fit to strengthen Samsung’s IT business.”

In his new role as director of the company’s IT division, Ignatavicius was responsible for both B2B and B2C channels, with products including Notebooks, PCs, printers, monitors and large format displays.

Samsung confirmed Mr Ignatavicius departure earlier today:

“Samsung Electronics Australia appreciates the work that Tony Ignatavicius has achieved during his time with the company and we wish him all the best for his future career.”

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