Effective as of today, Rick Osterloh has been named President and COO of Motorola Mobility. Osterloh came to Motorola by way of the Good acquisition and has been with the company for nearly 7 years. For now he will be reporting to the Motorola Operating Board at Google. That is, until the Lenovo acquisition is complete.
Osterloh previously held the title of Senior Vice President of Product Management with responsibilities to include the “planning, strategy and delivery” of products at Motorola Mobility. Osterloh also spent some time with Skype, overseeing design and product, and before that — he helped push Motorola towards Android.
“Rick first joined the company 7 years ago when Motorola acquired Good, and he started Motorola down the Android path while managing product and engineering teams.”
Jonathan Rosenberg, who shared this news on the Motorola Blog, mentioned how he feels “Rick’s appointment provides the focused leadership and business continuity needed to steer the organization into the future.” Rosenberg also touched on how he looks forward to continuing his role as a Google liaison and advisor as Motorola continues through this transition period.
Additional comments from Rosenberg touched on how Osterloh has played a “key role in the company’s reinvigoration” citing how he has been a “guiding visionary on the entire product front and a passionate advocate for our philosophy to focus everything we do on the consumer experience.”