executive Ron Garriques to head the computer maker’s new Global
Consumer unit. Garriques is a Motorola Vice President and President
of the cell phone maker’s troubled Mobile Devices business.
In a statement, Dell CEO Michael Dell said Garriques will head the
new organization charged with new product design, customer experience
and product distribution around the world. Dell said most of its new
consumers will be located in emerging markets.
Garriques is Dell’s second hire this week. Wednesday, Dell named
Selectron CEO Michael Cannon to lead the newly created Global
Operations unit overseeing the company’s manufacturing, procurement
and supply chain.
Motorola today said two senior vice presidents will replace Garriques
when his resignation becomes effective Feb. 19. Garriques was named
President of the cell phone maker’s Mobile Devices division in 2004.
Ray Roman, senior vice president of Motorola’s global sales, and
Terry Vega, senior vice president of global devices, will be interim
co-heads of the Mobile Devices unit.
Motorola’s Mobile Devices unit earnings fell $341
million for the fourth quarter of 2006, a shortfall Motorola CEO Ed
Zander blamed on “unfavorable geographical and product-tier mix.”
Partly due to the poor performance of the mobile unit, Motorola last
month announced plans to slash 3,500, or five percent of its workforce.