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Thu 15 Aug 2002 04:00 AM

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Motorola's mobiles get new head

Motorola has appointed Tom Lynch as head of its Personal Communications Division, responsible for products such as mobile phones, pagers and digital radios.

Motorola has named Tom Lynch as executive vice president and president of its Personal Communications Sector – the department responsible for the company’s successful range of mobile phones.Lynch was previously executive vice president and president of Motorola’s Integrated Electronic Systems Sector, the business segment that provides electronic systems for automotive, telematics, industrial, telecommunications, computing and portable energy systems markets.“Each time we engage in Motorola’s leadership supply process, we identify broader management talent and deeper bench strength,” enthused Christopher B. Galvin, Motorola’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Tom Lynch reflects all aspects of Motorola’s leadership behaviours, the 4E’s + Always 1 (envision, energise, execute, edge and ethics), and he will drive improved financial performance as president of our Personal Communications Sector.”Mike Zafirovski, president and chief operating officer, was similarly full of praise. “Tom has proven to be an exceptional leader who can drive business results and build the trust and respect of those with whom he works. With demonstrated success among diverse customers during his last three positions, as well as his strong global management and finance background, I am confident Tom will accelerate the positive momentum at PCS.”In keeping with the bout of mutual back scratching, Lynch said: "This is a tremendous opportunity for me, and I am pleased that Chris and Mike have selected me as president of Motorola’s Personal Communications Sector. I look forward to working with the PCS leadership team to drive Motorola's market share and to provide superior wireless products and solutions.”The Personal Communications Sector, headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, had US$10.5 billion in net sales during 2001, making it the largest of Motorola’s six major segments. With about 18,700 employees worldwide, it designs, manufactures, sells and services wireless equipment such as mobile phones, pagers and digital radios.

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