Sonos chief product officer Marc Whitten exits

Sonos chief product officer Marc Whitten is to exit the consumer electronics firm after two years as part of a restructuring exercise that will see it focus on streaming music.

During his time at the business Whitten oversaw the release of devices including the Play 5 and its sound balancing feature Trueplay and comes just weeks after chief executive John McFarlane warned of impending job losses.

At the time McFarlane wrote: “The short term – and very difficult – consequence of this decision is we’ve had to make some changes to our team.

"We do this with a heavy heart, as we are in the process of letting go of some Sonos employees who have played important roles getting us to this point."

As yet Sonos haven’t divulged who will replace Whitten in the role, if indeed they will appoint anyone, with the firm now leaderless as it attempts to take on Amazon Echo with its own voice control system.

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