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Head of Sprint's CDMA Network Resigns

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Sprint Nextel has lost another senior director after the President of the CDMA network division, John Garcia resigned suddenly on Friday. Keith Cowan, currently Sprint's President of strategy and corporate development, will take over Garcia's duties until a permanent replacement can be found.

The company declined to explain the reasons for his sudden departure.

Garcia was one of the earliest employees hired into Sprint's Wireless group in 1995 - back in the early days when Sprint actually operated a GSM network. In his first role as vice president of Marketing, he managed many of the strategies used to launch Sprint's CDMA network into the marketplace. He also initiated the company's MVNO wholesale strategy.

Sprint's CEO, Dan Hesse, who took the top job late last year, has culled several of the company's top staff, adding a new chief financial officer, Robert Brust, while ousting executives such as Tim Kelly, former marketing chief, and Mark Angelino, former head of sales and distribution.

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