RIM Announces Kristian Tear As COO and Frank Boulben As CMO

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Research In Motion has announced that they have added two people to the management team. Kristian Tear is now the chief operation officer and Frank Boulben is the chief marketing officer. Tear previously worked at Sony Mobile Communications as the executive vice president. Tear also had several different positions at Ericsson. Tear will oversee “all operational functions for handhelds and services, including research and development, products, global sales, manufacturing and supply chain.” Frank Boulben is the former EVP of strategy and marketing and sales for LightSquared. Before LightSquared, Boulben had several positions at Vodafone, Vivendi, and Orange. Boulben will oversee the global marketing at RIM.

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