I have just learned that Nintendo of America's Ken Lobb has left the company to go to work for Microsoft. No reasons were given for the long-time producer's decision to resign.
For those that don't know, Ken Lobb has worked together with Nintendo and its second-parties for many years. His contribution on the Rare game GoldenEye earned him an immortal spot in the shooter as the Klobb Gun (Ken Lobb Gun). In more recent times, Lobb was involved with such GameCube projects as Star Wars Rogue Squadron 2: Rogue Leader and Metroid Prime.