Samsung hires Apple Store Designer Tim Gudgel
Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) has announced Tim Gudgel, who played a role in designing Apple’s (AAPL) retail outlets joined the company as a Vice President and General Manager of retail-sales operation. While Samsung has a few retail stores overseas, It has a very limited US presence which consists of the Samsung Experience shops in Best Buy (BBY). Samsung didn’t elaborate further on Gudgel’s responsibilities. Gudgel was at Apple from March 2008 to November 2013 and on Linkedin described his skills & expertise as Design Research, Leadership, Architectural Design, Project Planning, Retail Design . Reportedly Gudgel would be leading a US retail project for Galaxy Stores. Read more in the WSJ, or ZDnet.