Motorola Mobility has announced that Rick Osterloh has been named as its new president and chief operating officer.
Osterloh, who starts today (10 April), will report to the Motorola Operating Board at Google until Lenovo officially acquires the company.
He first joined the manufacturer seven years ago, and over the past two years the new COO has been overseeing all product management and Motorola’s ‘go forward’ strategy. Osterloh also spent time working for Skype in between spells with Motorola.
On the Official Motorola Blog, Jonathan Rosenberg said: ‘We’re excited to announce that Rick Osterloh has been named as President and COO of Motorola Mobility. Rick will assume the role today, reporting to the Motorola Operating Board at Google until the Lenovo acquisition is complete.
‘I believe that Rick’s appointment provides the focused leadership and business continuity needed to steer the organization into the future, and I look forward to continuing in my role as Google liaison and advisor to Motorola through the transition period supporting Rick.’