Verizon CEO McAdam to Retire, Will Be Replaced by Vestberg
Verizon Communications today said long-serving Lowell McAdam will vacate his position as CEO on August 1. He will remain with the company as Executive Chairman of the Board through the end of the year, and then transition to a Non-executive Chairman role in 2019. McAdam has led Verizon since August 2011. McAdam will be succeeded as CEO by Hans Vestberg, who currently serves as the company's Executive Vice President, President of Global Networks, and Chief Technology Officer. Vestberg has played a large role in developing the architecture for Verizon's fiber-centric networks, including its LTE 4G service and forthcoming 5G service. Vestberg previously worked for Ericsson. "I strongly believe in the power of change to drive long-term growth and innovation," said McAdam in a statement to employees. "For Verizon, the time for a change in leadership is now, and I am confident that Hans is the right person to bring Verizon through its next chapter." Concerning his new role, Vestberg said, "I am humbled to be appointed CEO of Verizon at such an exciting and dynamic time for our company and industry. We are experiencing unprecedented changes in the way users interact in the digital world, and we are racing ahead to remain at the forefront of technology, connectivity and mobility."
Apr 29, 2018
T-Mobile and Sprint today announced plans to merge in an all-stock deal that will create a "New T-Mobile" worth $146 billion. The new company's combined radio spectrum assets will allow it to accelerate deployment of 5G technology.
Aug 1, 2018
Hans Vestberg has assumed the role of Verizon's CEO, replacing long-time leader Lowell McAdam. The company announced the change in June.
Nov 28, 2018
LG today announced leadership and organizational changes that it hopes will improve the fortunes of its mobile business unit, which has suffered losses perennially. The current head of LG's Home Entertainment Company, Brian Kwon, will add the Mobile Communications Company to his plate.
Dec 13, 2018
Asus today said its CEO, Jerry Shen, plans to vacate his leadership role after a tenure of 11 years. Shen has been in various roles with Asus for more than 25 years, and oversaw the company's PC and phone businesses.