| | 05-24-12, 07:39 PM Thread Author #1
Patrick Spence takes Sonos job: passed over for COO at RIM
Patrick Spence resigned this week to take Sonos job
* Sonos audio equipment wireless controls music playback
* Being passed over for COO job helped push Spence out-source
By Alastair Sharp
TORONTO, May 24 (Reuters) - Patrick Spence, who resigned this week as global head of sales at struggling BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd, has been hired as chief commercial officer at wireless home audio company Sonos Inc, several sources with knowledge of his plans said.
Sonos is a privately held consumer electronics company based in Santa Barbara, California, with offices also in France, Germany, the Netherlands, China and Malaysia.
Sonos was not immediately available to comment. RIM declined to comment beyond a statement issued on Wednesday that said Spence was taking on a leadership role in another industry.
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