A day after appointing Edward Zander as its new CEO, Motorola
In early October, Motorola announced that it would spin off the unit, just weeks after CEO Christopher Galvin declared his resignation. Galvin, whose grandfather founded Motorola 75 years ago, was at odds with the company's board of directors over the future of the company. Galvin was seen as indecisive and resistant to change. His ouster helped facilitate the long-anticipated spin off of SPS.
By cutting SPS loose, Motorola can better focus on its struggling communications business, where it has fallen behind Nokia
No shock or surprise here -- just anticipation. With a fresh face at the helm and a greater focus on its strength, Motorola is taking the necessary steps to get back on track.