Motorola CMO Frost Dies

Motorola Inc. said executive vice president and chief marketing officer Geoffrey Frost died suddenly Thursday morning.

Frost had been with Motorola since 1999. Prior to that, he served as global director of advertising and brand communications for Nike Inc.

“This is a very sad day for all of us,” Motorola chairman and CEO Ed Zander said in a prepared statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Geoffrey's family. Geoffrey was an innovative and charismatic leader, and Motorolans around the world came to rely on him as both a trusted colleague and a friend. Motorola and the marketing community have lost a creative genius.”