Motorola Hires Wall Street Analyst To Head Strategy For Mobile Devices And Home Unit

Motorola appointed John Bucher, who previously spent 14 years as an equity research analyst, to corporate vice president of strategy in the company's Mobile Devices and Home Business.

Bucher will report to Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola's CEO of Mobile Devices and Home Business, which was created in February under the company's revised plan to split into two independent entities by 2011.

Most recently, Bucher served three years as a buy-side financial analyst for Primecap Management Co., an equity-only investment management company, where his coverage responsibilities included the wireless, cable, wireline, optical and satellite equipment and services sectors. Prior to that, he served as a sell-side analyst and managing director for BMO Capital Markets, the U.S. equity research arm of the Bank of Montreal.

In addition, Bucher previously held several director-level management positions with Bell Atlantic/NYNEX Mobile and PrimeCo Personal Communications, which are both now part of Verizon Wireless. Before that, Bucher served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps for 11 years.

"I am extremely pleased to have John join the Motorola team," Jha said. "His understanding of the key trends driving our markets and his multi-disciplinary financial, operational, technical and management experience will be instrumental to our strategic planning process as we chart our future course as an independent company."

Dan Moloney, who previously ran Motorola's Home & Networks Mobility unit before the February reorganization, is now CEO of electronic components manufacturer Technitrol.