Monday, January 23, 2012

Thorsten Heins named new RIM CEO and President

MIke Lazaridis  and Jim Balsillie have stepped down as  co-CEO's and Co-chairmen of RIM (Research in Motion), Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.  Their new positions are Vice Chair of the Board's new Innovation Committee and Board Director respectively.

Thorsten Heins has been named the new CEO and President, he has been with the company  since 2007 as was the Senior Vice President of the Blackberry Handheld Business Unit.  His appointment to RIM's Board is also took immediate effect.

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