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Samsung’s 12 ‘proud men’ awarded promotion

Samsung on Tuesday awarded its annual “proud Samsung men” prizes to 12 workers under four categories - contribution, technology, design and special partnership.

Seven executives, including Kevin Moreton, vice president of global account sales at Samsung Semiconductor USA, and Shane Higby, vice president of marketing for home appliances at Samsung Electronics America, won the prizes for their contributions.

Moreton was recognized for helping Samsung maintain the No. 1 position in the U.S. memory chip market, and Higby, for propelling Samsung-brand refrigerators and front-load washers to take up the biggest market share in the United States.

Winners in the technology sector include Sim Sang-pil, who was promoted last Friday to senior vice president at Samsung Austin Semiconductor. He was credited with leading the mass production of the mobile processor 14-nanometer FinFET.

The other winner is Jang Eun-joo, a researcher at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, who contributed to securing key technologies for cadmium-free quantum dot materials.

Lee Joo-hee, an art director at Cheil Worldwide, an advertising arm of Samsung, received a design prize for succeeding in developing the world’s first interactive camera app to help autistic children improve social skills.

Two special prizes for partnership went to Koichi Takanami, vice president of Dai Nippon Printing, a business partner with Samsung Display, and Jung Ku-yong, chairman of Inzi Display, a partner with Samsung Electronics. The two figures were recognized for making distinguished contributions to Samsung’s businesses.

The winners were promoted by one post and given a cash prize of 100 million won ($85,000).

Any Samsung worker who has won the prize twice or more is qualified to have his or her name listed on the “Samsung Hall of Honor,” which guarantees financial and welfare support even after retirement.

Some 350 Samsung executives, awardees, their families and colleagues attended the annual year-end event that took place at Samsung Electronics’ Seocho headquarters in southern Seoul.


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