Motorola’s Dennis Woodside recently left the company to join Dropbox leaving an open vacancy for a new President. And the company’s little known executive Rick Osterloh has filled his spot now until the Lenovo acquisition goes through. Osterloh is a known company man, so Motorola has saved itself the trouble from hunting for a new executive outside the company.
Up until now Osterloh has been the Senior VP of Product Management at Motorola, so the reins are in very capable hands. He was also briefly involved with Skype where he oversaw the design and product team until it was acquired by Microsoft at which point he joined Motorola back. While Osterloh is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, he could be replaced once the company comes under the control of Lenovo.
Motorola is going through a transitional phase right now and changes in executives are much expected at this juncture. Even though the Lenovo acquisition was inked earlier this year, it will take some time to take effect, so Motorola will have to manage the day-to-day affairs as usual until then.
Source: Motorola Blog