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BlackBerry appoints leadership for devices biz


BlackBerry Ltd. Waterloo ON, recently announced that Ron Louks will join the firm as president, devices and emerging solutions reporting to BlackBerry’s executive chair and CEO, John Chen.

“I am pleased to add another outstanding addition to BlackBerry’s executive leadership team with the announcement of Ron today,” says 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.”

Louks joins BlackBerry from The OpenNMS Group, where he served as CEO. Prior to that, he 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.


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