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Moloney Returns To Motorola

Dan Moloney will become president of Motorola Mobility effective Sept. 1, rejoining the company less than six months after he left to become CEO of electronic-components manufacturer Technitrol.

In his new role, Moloney will oversee Motorola Mobility's cable-oriented Home business -- which includes set-tops and cable-modem equipment -- as well as supply chain, information technology and government affairs functions.

Previously Moloney was president of Motorola's Horsham, Pa.-based Home & Networks Mobility unit. He departed in February after the company announced a reorganization and a new plan to split into two separate entities by the first quarter of 2011: one that will merge mobile devices and Home (now referred to as Motorola Mobility), and the other comprising enterprise, government and public safety business units (Motorola Solutions).

In his new role, Moloney will report to Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha. As part of his duties, Moloney will help prepare Motorola Mobility for its launch as an independent, publicly traded company.

"I am delighted that Dan is rejoining Motorola Mobility. He is a seasoned leader with more than 25 years of industry experience," Jha said in a statement. "Dan's operational expertise, strategic orientation and strong customer relationships will help continue to position Motorola Mobility for the convergence of mobility, media, consumer computing and the mobile Internet."

For his part Moloney said, "I look forward to this exciting opportunity and to working with Sanjay and Motorola Mobility's leadership team again. I am confident that together we can capitalize on the opportunities ahead as an independent public company."

Last week, Motorola said it anticipates Home revenue to drop 7% for 2010 while the segment at the same time becomes more profitable.

Moloney originally joined Motorola with its acquisition of General Instrument in 2000. He was put in charge of the combined Home & Networks Mobility business in 2007 and prior to that he was president of the company's Connected Home Solutions business.