John Chen has just made his latest executive appointment. This time he is bringing in Ron Louks to head the Devices and Emerging Solutions business. Here is what John had to say about Ron:
"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."
Louks is coming from the OpenNMS group where he was CEO and before that he was Chief Strategy Officer for HTC America and CTO of Sony Ericsson.