Woudhuysen quits job at Philips

James Woudhuysen has quit his post as manager of market intelligence at Philips as the restructuring of personnel at the company continues.

Woudhuysen would not be specific about his reasons for leaving the job he held at Philips in The Netherlands for three years. He had responsibility across the entire marketing strategy for Philips, of which design formed an important part.

“There was an organisational element and a personal element,” he says, adding he will announce his next move shortly.

Philips marketing development manager Mario van Hamarveld would not comment on Woudhuysen’s departure.

“His leaving coincides with a major drive to totally reorganise the company. He will be replaced, but we don’t know at this stage if it will be exactly the same position,” says van Hamarveld.

“There have been changes to some staff around Woudhuysen recently as part of the change process,” he continues.

Woudhuysen has previously worked as a “consulting futur ologist” with the WPP-owned Henley Centre for Forecasting, and at the Exploratory Design Laboratory at Fitch, where he was European director.

Philips has been rethinking its structure since 1990, when its president, Cor Boonsera, took up his position.

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