Dell Taps Motorola Exec to Lead New Global Consumer Division

Dell has hired Motorola executive Ron Garriques to take charge of all consumer products. Garriques will be president of Dell's newly-created Global Consumer Organization -- overseeing consumer product design and sales.

The hiring of Garriques is the latest in a series of management changes at Dell .

Ron Garriques
Ron Garriques

On Wednesday, the computer maker announced Solectron CEO Michael Cannon was joining Dell as president of Global Operations.

Last week, John Hamlin, the senior vice president of Dell Inc.'s global online business and marketing division, announced in an e-mail to several employees that he had decided to leave the computer maker rather than oversee the company's new consumer group.

Senior Vice President Paul McKinnon, who oversaw Dell's human resources operations, plans to leave Dell in March.

In December, Dell hired Don Carty, a former American Airlines chief, as vice chairman and chief financial officer and added a former executive from Plano-based Electronic Data Systems to run its global services division.

Dell also has recently lured executives from General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, and Wells Fargo.

Motorola said that Ron Garriques, president of its Mobile Devices unit, has resigned effective immediately.

Motorola, the world's second-biggest mobile phone maker, said Garriques will be replaced for an interim period by co-heads, Ray Roman, senior vice president, global sales, and Terry Vega,
senior vice president, global devices.