06:58 PM - August 4, 2011 by Steve_OS
Electronic Arts has decided to shift around the deck chairs today. Peter Moore will move into the vacant chief operating officer position, and Andrew Wilson, previously the former senior VP of worldwide development, will become the executive VP of EA Sports, according to Owen Good at Kotaku.
The former COO, John Schappert, left for Zynga a couple months ago, which was obviously a reason why this sort of alignment had been on the horizon for quite some time.
In addition, the EA Labels have been expanded from three to four -- BioWare becomes the fourth label -- but EA Sports remains unchanged in this regard. EA Sports was already its own label before the restructuring today.
These moves are the culmination of what has been a busy week for EA Sports. It does not get much bigger than the EA Sports president moving up in the world the same week as something as big as Season Ticket is unveiled. And, hey, as a bonus it doesn't look like there will be a bunch of layoffs either.
Source - EA Sports’ Peter Moore Takes Over as EA’s Chief Operating Officer in Company Reorganization (Kotaku)