Former Motorola CEO Dies

Written By Admin on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | 6:53 PM

USA - A former CEO of Motorola has died. After the death of Steve Jobs, now the news of death came back from the smartphone industry. Robert Galvin, 89 years old, former Chief Executive Officer of Motorola, the company that makes the world's first mobile phone, died. Quoted by Reuters, October 13, 2011, according to a statement from the family, Galvin, who led the company for nearly three decades, died on October 11 night.

Robert Galvin himself took over the helm of the company in 1959 after the death of Paul Galvin, founder of Motorola which is also a father. In that year, Motorola has managed to achieve annual revenue of approximately USD290 million or Rp2, 5 trillion. Mostly, the company's revenue derived from North American region. When Robert Galvin leaving office as chairman of the board of directors in 1990, the company's revenue per year has increased to U.S. $ 10.8 billion or about Rp96, 4 trillion. CEO position himself he let go in 198.


Under the leadership of Robert Galvin, Motorola expands their market to the world and in 1973, they introduced the world's first mobile phone prototypes. January this year, Motorola was forced to split into Motorola and Motorola Mobility Solutions for their mobile phone division continues to lag behind its competitors. Motorola Mobility itself has been sold to Google. 

According to Greg Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Motorola Solutions, is CEO Robert Galvin that carries the greatest impact on the company's long history. "It is a global thinker. He looked around the corner. He strongly emphasizes innovation, "said Brown. "Galvin is also a leader who is very personal. He remembered the names of people, knew about his family and what they do, "Brown said. 

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