today’s hire Ron Louks
Appoints Leadership for Devices Business - BlackBerry Empire
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has appointed Ron Louks as President, Devices and Emerging Solutions, Ron will focus on BlackBerry's long-term product roadmap, including hardware, software and design, as well as the Company's joint development efforts.
WATERLOO, ONTARIO-(Marketwired - Jan. 6, 2014) - BlackBerry(R) Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that Ron Louks will join the Company as President, Devices and Emerging Solutions reporting to BlackBerry's Executive Chair and CEO, John 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."
Ron Louks joins BlackBerry from The OpenNMS Group, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to that, Ron held many leadership positions over several decades in the technology industry, including as the Chief Strategy Officer of HTC America Inc. and the Chief Technology Officer at Sony Ericsson.