1. Akuji_ism's Avatar
    WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (BBRY) (BB.TO), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that Ron Louks will join the Company as President, Devices and Emerging Solutions reporting to BlackBerry's Executive Chair and CEO, John Chen.

    "I am pleased to add another outstanding addition to BlackBerry's executive leadership team with the announcement of Ron today," said Chen. "I am confident that Ron will bring the skills and expertise that will make an immediate impact to BlackBerry and to our customers around the world."

    Chen added, "Ron will focus on BlackBerry's long-term product roadmap, including hardware, software and design, as well as the Company's joint development efforts. A good deal of Ron's time will be spent with customers, carriers and partners. On our path to return BlackBerry to profitability, nothing is more important than remaining deeply connected to our customers, and designing and delivering secure products that exceed their expectations."

    Ron Louks joins BlackBerry from The OpenNMS Group, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, Ron held many leadership positions over several decades in the technology industry, including as the Chief Strategy Officer of HTC America Inc. and the Chief Technology Officer at Sony Ericsson.

    01-06-14 08:22 AM
  2. oilgeo10's Avatar
    Looks like this guy didn't stay long at OpenNMS Group, was hired there just 5 months ago in August. Also an industry veteran with several 'decades' of experience! So most likely enticed by Chen with an attractive stock option plan, this guy is probably just looking to increase his retirement nest egg. Doesn't sound like the ideal person but then again BB probably hasn't been attracting top talent for quite a while now.
    01-06-14 10:06 AM
  3. alan510's Avatar
    Time will tell how well this appointment turns out. The only thing for sure is that Chen is keeping Immigration Canada busy.

    Posted via CB10
    01-06-14 12:46 PM

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