RIM Announces New Executives
Research In Motion today added two new employees to its rank of C-level executives. It has hired Kristian Tear to serve as the company's Chief Operating Officer and Frank Boulben to serve as the company's as Chief Marketing Officer. Tear joins RIM from Sony Mobile Communications, where he served as Executive Vice President. Boulben is the former Executive Vice President of Strategy, Marketing and Sales for LightSquared. RIM believes the addition of these two executives will help its turn-around strategy with the launch of BlackBerry 10 later this year.
Apple Changes Up Several Execs
Apple today appointed Jeff Williams as chief operating officer. Williams has been with Apple since 1998.
Samsung Cuts Mid-Level Managers from Mobile Business
Samsung recently decided to keep CEO J.K. Shin at the helm of its mobile business, but executives who work for Shin were not so lucky.
BlackBerry Names New COO
BlackBerry today said it has appointed Marty Beard to the post of Chief Operating Officer. Beard worked for LiveOps and Sybase before joining BlackBerry.
ZTE Changes Leadership to Appease US
ZTE has moved forward with plans to replace its top executives in a step meant to help ease tension with the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead to Retire
Dan Mead, who has served as the CEO of Verizon Wireless since 2010, plans to retire according to filings the company made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mead will remain on the board of directors and serve as executive vice president and president of strategic initiatives.