BlackBerry hires president of devices

New exec will focus on long-term product roadmap
Louks will focus on BlackBerry?s long-term product roadmap, including hardware, software and design.
Louks will focus on BlackBerry?s long-term product roadmap, including hardware, software and design.


Struggling Canadian handset maker, BlackBerry, has hired Ron Louks as president of devices and emerging solutions, reporting to BlackBerry’s executive chairman and CEO, John Chen.

Louks will focus on BlackBerry’s long-term product roadmap, including hardware, software and design, as well as its joint development efforts.

Chen said: “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.

“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,” Chen added.

Louks joins BlackBerry from The OpenNMS Group, where he was 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 CTO at Sony Ericsson.

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