Stu Reed Named Head of Motorola’s Mobile Devices Business
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Stu Reed, executive vice president of Motorola’s Integrated Supply Chain organization, has been named president of Motorola’s Mobile Devices business effective immediately. Reed will continue to report directly to Greg Brown, president and chief operating officer.
“During the past two years at Motorola, Stu has established our global supply chain organization and transformed it into a competitive advantage. Stu has extensive operational experience with the mobile device business, and he offers the best combination of leadership, strategic thinking and values to succeed in this demanding role,” said Brown. “We are confident that under Stu’s leadership, and together with our ongoing efforts to improve the operations and execution in the Mobile Devices business, we can restore the profitability and performance of this important business.”
Since April 2005, Reed has led the transformation of Motorola’s supply chain organization, which encompasses the global operations associated with procurement, new product introduction, manufacturing and customer fulfillment. In addition, Reed also helped the company generate significant cost savings by consolidating suppliers and implementing a comprehensive supply chain strategy.
Prior to joining Motorola, Reed worked at IBM Corporation for more than 20 years, where he held executive roles over manufacturing; strategy, process and information technology; and systems and software products. At IBM, Reed served as a noted thought leader and implementer among a team of senior executives who transformed IBM’s supply chain operations. He began his career at IBM in 1983.
Reed holds a master’s degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was appointed a Sloan Fellow. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in materials and logistics management from Michigan State University.
In addition, Rita Lane, corporate vice president and chief procurement officer for Motorola, has been named to lead Motorola’s Integrated Supply Chain organization. Lane has global expertise in a wide array of critical supply chain areas, including engineering, quality, manufacturing, operations and logistics. Prior to Motorola, Lane held leadership positions with IBM’s supply chain function and with the United States Air Force.
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