Keeping a firm eye on the future of broadband, Motorola Inc. said it has selected Edward Breen to succeed Robert Growney as the company's president and chief operating officer.
Breen, who is the executive vice president and president of Motorola's Networks Sector, was the chairman and CEO of General Instrument Corp., which merged with Motorola in Jan. 2000 to create Motorola Broadband Communications Sector. By press time, Motorola had not named Breen's successor.
Growney, a 36-year Motorola veteran, will continue in his role as president and COO through Dec. 31, 2001, and become vice chairman until he retires on March 31, 2002. Motorola said its board of directors unanimously approved the transition plan.
In his new position, Breen will maintain his role at Motorola's Networks Sector through the end of 2001. That division is comprised of the company's Broadband Communications Sector, Global Telecom Solutions Sector and Commercial, Government and Industrial Solutions Sector.