BlackBerry recruits Louks as president of devices and emerging solutions

BlackBerry recruits Louks as president of devices and emerging solutions

BlackBerry has announced that Ron Louks will join its executive team as president of devices and emerging solutions.

Louks has previous experience in the mobile industry, holding down roles with HTC as chief strategy officer and Sony Ericsson as chief technology officer. The new recruit joins from The OpenNMS Group, where he held the title of CEO. He will report to John Chen.

Exits have been more commonplace with the Canadian manufacturer in recent weeks as Kristian Tear and Frank Boulben were followed out the exit door by Rick Costanzo and Chris Wormald.

CEO Chen said: ‘I am pleased to add another outstanding addition to BlackBerry’s executive leadership team with the announcement of Ron today. 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.

‘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.’

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