“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 devices and services organization moving forward,” Jassy writes in the note.
Panay will start at Amazon at the end of October, with Limp working with him for the next couple of months to help transition him into the role. Panay had worked at Microsoft for almost 20 years, heading up major projects like the Microsoft Surface lineup and the company’s Windows operating system. Microsoft’s consumer marketing head, Yusuf Mehdi, is taking over for Panay.
“I’ve known Panos for years, and believe he will be a great addition to this organization moving forward,” Limp says in a statement. “He is a passionate product leader and I can’t wait to see what all of you invent together. I’ll work diligently with him for the next two months to ensure a smooth transition through our fall launches and getting through our OP1 planning.”