Dell Inc. said Friday it hired the head of Motorola Inc.'s mobile phone unit to oversee a new global consumer division, making him the second high-profile executive hired since Michael Dell returned as CEO to the company he founded.
Ron Garriques will become president of Dell's global consumer division, effective Feb. 19, the company said.
Mr. Garriques has served in various leadership roles at Motorola. He was most recently responsible for the Mobile Devices division, a $28 billion global business.
Prior to Motorola, Mr. Garriques held management positions at AT&T Network Systems, Lucent Technologies and Philips Consumer Communications.
Mr. Garriques holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Boston University.
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