“Apple’s North American sales head Zane Rowe, recruited from United Continental Holdings two years ago, is leaving the company,” Daisuke Wakabayashi reports for The Wall Street Journal.

“Apple said Doug Beck, who oversees sales in Japan and Korea, will add North America to his responsibilities,” Wakabayashi reports. “‘Doug Beck has done a great job helping to grow Apple’s business in Japan and Korea. His role is expanding to include North America sales as well,’ said Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet.”

“It was not immediately clear why Rowe is leaving or when the transition would take place. Rowe did not respond to an email seeking comment,” Wakabayashi reports. “Beck has overseen Apple’s stellar performance in Japan. The country has emerged as one of the company’s fastest-growing markets with the iPhone accounting for about 55% of smartphone market share.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

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