Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) stated today that they have named Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) SVP and President of American Operations as the new Chairman and CEO of AOL. AOL’s current Chairman and CEO Randy Falco will be leaving along with President and COO Ron Grant.
?Tim is the right executive to move AOL into the next phase of its evolution. At Google, Armstrong helped build one of the most successful media teams in the history of the Internet — helping to make Google the most popular online search advertising platform in the world for direct and brand marketers. He?s an advertising pioneer with a stellar reputation and proven track record. We are privileged to have him preside over AOL as its audience and programming businesses continue to grow and its advertising platform expands globally. He?ll also be helpful in helping Time Warner determine the optimal structure for AOL,? stated Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes.