BlackBerry Names New Boss for its Handsets Division

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BlackBerry 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.

Ron has previously been the Chief Strategy Officer of HTC America and the Chief Technology Officer at Sony Ericsson. More recently, he was at The OpenNMS Group, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer.

"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." said the compayny's CEO, John Chen. "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."

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