Motorola announces some leadership changes; Shipped 8.6m smartphones in the last quarter


Motorola today announced some top-level management changes, which should help it to continue building on the success of the Moto G and Moto E.

Along with this announcement, the company also revealed that it managed to ship 8.6 million smartphones in Q2 of 2014 — a very impressive number considering the company was nearly on the brink of shutting down once.

Firstly, to increase its global presence, Motorola has decided that its regional sales heads will be joining their senior leadership team. This includes Jeff Miller, Corporate VP of Motorola in North America and Global GTM Operations, Sergio Buniac, CVP of Latin America and Magnus Ahlqvist, CVP of the EMEA and APAC region.

Adrienne Hayes, SVP of Marketing and Communications at Motorola, will also be leading a newly combined marketing and communication team to help boost Motorola’s brand awareness and reputation globally.

The company has also appointed Charlie Tritschler as the Senior Vice President of Product Management, who will now be looking at all of the company’s product development, marketing and ecommerce efforts. Charlie had joined Motorola just over a year ago and has played a key role in the development of the Moto G and E.

In its blog post, Motorola also revealed that the Moto G is officially the company’s best selling smartphone ever in its history and that it managed to ship a whopping 8.6 million smartphones in the previous quarter — a jump of over 130% from the same time last year.