Longtime Microsoft executives Jon DeVaan and George Grant are leaving the company.
DeVaan, who led efforts to revitalize Microsoft engineering years ago and is known for his work in the Windows and Office divisions, was apparently left without a clear role following a company-wide reorganization that began in July. He had been a corporate vice president for Windows development.
DeVaan told GeekWire that he plans to spend time with his family and see what opportunites come up.
Microsoft issued a statement, saying: “Jon DeVaan has chosen to leave Microsoft to spend more time with his family. Since he joined Microsoft in 1984, Jon contributed to important products and services across the company. We thank him and wish him and his family all the best.”
Also departing the company is Grant George, who was in charge of software testing for Office and Windows.
Microsoft said George is retiring, adding that: “We thank him for his contributions to the company and wish him all the best.”