Three More Executives Leave BlackBerry in Midst on Ongoing Restructuring

BlackBerry is still cutting costs and restrucutring its organization, as evidenced by three mid-level executives leaving the company this month.

The executives – Doug Kozak, Carmine Arabia and Graeme Wittington – are only three of hundreds of employees to be laid off in recent months.

In July, 250 employees were laid off from a research testing facility. Over the past couple of years, the Waterloo-based company has shed several thousand employees.

BlackBerry is currently in the midst of an internal cost-cutting program that has thus far seen it save $1 billion in annual operating costs.

A BlackBerry spokesman said in a statement to the CBC that the company is in “the second phase of our transformation plan where we will be assessing our organization – from top to bottom – to ensure we have the right people in the right roles with the right skill sets to drive new opportunities in mobile computing.”