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Rick Darnaby

Senior Vice President and General Manager

Motorola Solutions , Inc.

HQ Phone:  (847) 576-5000

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Motorola Solutions , Inc.

1303 East Algonquin Road

Schaumburg, Illinois,60196

United States

Company Description

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) creates innovative, mission-critical communication solutions and services that help public safety and commercial customers build safer cities and thriving communities. For ongoing news, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/newsroom or...more

Background Information

Employment History

Managing Partner

Darnaby & Associates, LLC


President and Chief Executive Officer

Somera Communications Inc


President

The NutraSweet Company


Chairman

NIR Diagnostics Inc.


Chairman

American Sports Products Group Inc.


President and Chief Executive Officer

SRI Sports Inc


Managing Partner, Darnaby and Associates

Consulting


Affiliations

Nokia Corporation

Founder


Education

Oklahoma State


international business

Institute of European Business Administration


Advanced Management Degree

I.N.S.E.A.D.


Advanced Management Degree

I.N.S.E.A.D. Fontainebleau


B.S.

Oklahoma State University


M.B.A.

Oklahoma State University


bachelor's degree

business administration

OSU


Web References(77 Total References)


Sound ID Launches PSS – “Personalizing� Sound

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"Each day, millions of people realize the need for high quality sound in noisy environments," said Rick Darnaby, President and CEO of Sound ID. "With our versatile Personal Sound System, and the expertise of the Hearing Care Provider, we can deliver the optimum listening experience.


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- Rick Darnaby, former President, The NutraSweet Company


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The information age is dead, international business strategist and Oklahoma State University graduate Rick Darnaby said.
Welcome to the dawn of the conceptual age, Darnaby said. "Conceptualization is taking that volume of data and transforming it," Darnaby said. "You've got to learn to use your head differently." Saturday, Darnaby spoke at two commencement exercises and told the fall 2009 graduates: "The new frontier is resting about half way between your left ear and your right ear. Darnaby was a three-sport star at Union High School in Tulsa. He played football, wrestled and ran track. Sports was one of three reasons he enrolled at Oklahoma State. The other two were it was reasonably close to his home in Tulsa, and his sister went to school at OSU. Sports didn't pan out. "I had a terminal condition of lack of skill and ability," Darnaby said. And his first go at Oklahoma State didn't work out either. "I wasn't too serious about school at the time," Darnaby said. Darnaby left Stillwater and tried other universities. They didn't stick either. His life changed when he met T.O. Allan, the founder of Collegiate Products, Inc. OSU students in the mid-to-late 1970s probably recognize Collegiate Products, Inc., as the company that rented dorm-sized refrigerators to students. Darnaby said he caught the business bug running Collegiate Products, Inc.'s operations at OSU. He received his master's in business administration in 1978, but didn't have a job in hand. He did have some rejection letters, including two from the Monsanto Co. "I was $10,000 in debt and had $200 in the bank when I got my MBA," he said. Darnaby decided he couldn't rely on mailed resumes for a job, and made cold calls on 10 companies - one of them was Monsanto. He sat in the Monsanto lobby for seven hours before someone in human resources agreed to talk to him. He mentioned the rejection letters and they asked why he was there. Darnaby replied, "I couldn't let you make the same mistake three times." It got him an interview, and a job. Eventually, Darnaby would become president of Monsanto Canada Inc., leading the chemicals, biotech, pharmaceuticals, electronics and food ingredient units. He was president of The NutraSweet Company from 1990 to 1996, led the marketing organization of the Motorola Company from 1996 to 1997, was senior vice president and general manager of Motorola's consumer solutions group from 1997 to 1999 and regional vice president, senior vice president and general manager of Motorola's consumer products businesses in Europe, Middle East and Africa from 1999 through 2000. From 2001 through 2004, Darnaby was chief executive officer for Somera Communications, Inc. Today, he is managing partner of three Conceptual Age consulting firms, serving high-technology industries. The firms preach and teach innovation, leadership and conceptualization. Darnaby said he wasn't an expert at telecommunications, electronics or sweeteners, but his ability to spot trends and position products brought him success. "It's the ability to use your brain differently, meet people and master social exchange," he said. Darnaby also praised OSU President Burns Hargis and first lady Ann Hargis for developing the culture of innovation at the university.


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Leading business strategist and Oklahoma State University alumnus Rick Darnaby will be the featured speaker for OSU's Commencement Ceremony Saturday in Stillwater.
Darnaby will speak at the two undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday in Gallagher-Iba Arena. "Rick Darnaby is an expert in innovative and creative thinking and we are pleased to have him deliver this fall's commencement addresses," said OSU President Burns Hargis. "Since receiving both of his degrees from OSU, he has gone on to a distinguished international business career and has brought honor and recognition to our university." Darnaby, of Montecito, Calif., has led a number of high-tech global businesses and is known for his innovative leadership style. He received his B.S. in business administration in 1978 and his M.B.A. in 1979, and went on to study international business at the Institute of European Business Administration in Fontainebleau, France. He has been president for The NutraSweet Company, president and general manager for Motorola Company in Europe, and president and CEO of Monsanto Canada, Inc. Darnaby is the managing partner of three Conceptual Age consulting firms serving high technology industries.


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Rick Darnaby, who has led a number of high-tech global businesses, will be the featured speaker for the Oklahoma State University Commencement on Dec. 12.
Darnaby graduated from OSU in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in business administration and in 1979 with a master's of business administration degree and went on to study international business at the Institute of European Business Administration in Fontainebleau, France. He has served as president for The NutraSweet Co., president and general manager for Motorola Co. in Europe and president and CEO of Monsanto Canada Inc., among others. He emphasizes sustaining innovation as the new way of life in globally competitive business and the key to rebuilding the economy. "We are pleased and honored to have Rick share his tested insights with those who will soon be his fellow alums," OSU President Burns Hargis said. "He has achieved tremendous success since leaving his alma mater. We are proud of his accomplishments and inspired by what he has achieved." Darnaby is currently the managing partner of three Conceptual Age consulting firms serving high technology industries. The firms provide council and coaching in innovation leadership, conceptual business strategy and optimization of intellectual property. A guest lecturer at the top graduate business schools, including Harvard, INSEAD and Northwestern, Darnaby is a frequent speaker at business and government meetings on topics ranging from innovation to global business strategy. He has served on a number of corporate, government and academic boards and committees in the United States and abroad.


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