Motorola's staff shakeup

Motorola has appointed Jose Figueroa as corporate vice president of Motorola Networks in the EMEA region, and Margaret Rice-Jones as corporate vice president of Core Networks.

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By  Eliot Beer Published  October 18, 2005

Motorola has appointed Jose Figueroa as corporate vice president and regional manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of Motorola Networks. Figueroa was previously the corporate vice president of the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, since 2000. He will continue in this role alongside his new EMEA responsibilities. “I am delighted to be taking on this expanded role – it makes perfect sense to centralize customer relationships and work more closely across the two regions on account strategy,” he says. “It’s an exciting time in terms of market consolidation as well as convergence in the industry and today’s announcement will strengthen Motorola’s ability to greater support its customers and to deliver on the company vision of ‘seamless mobility.” The company says Figueroa helped secure a contract with VIVO in Brazil for Motorola’s SoftSwitch core network solution for mobile networks; the largest commercial contract for the product in the world. He also oversaw contracts for push-to-talk (PTT) and CDMA 1X technologies in the region. The previous EMEA corporate vice president, Margaret Rice-Jones, has become corporate vice president and general manager for Motorola’s Core Networks business. This division covers communications technologies for mobile and fixed-line telecoms operators. During her time in charge of the EMEA region, Rice-Jones presided over contracts for 3G technology with STA in Andorra and PTT deployments with Mobily in Saudi Arabia, among others.

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