Samsung has hired a former Sprint executive to oversee operator sales at its American offices, FierceWireless reported. Danny Bowman was named the chief sales and operations officer at Samsung Telecommunications America on Tuesday. In addition to being in charge of operator sales and operations, the executive will also head the company’s long-term strategic initiatives. Bowman was previously a longtime employee at Sprint, where he helped create its integrated solutions division. He was one of several executives who were let go from Sprint in early 2012 as part of the carrier’s restructuring plan. Bowman isn’t the first Sprint executive to be hired by Samsung. The company previously hired Kevin Packingham, Sprint’s former senior vice president of product and technology development, who is now Samsung Mobile’s U.S. chief product officer.