Will Fresh Meat Keep RIM Alive?

Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) today named Kristian Tear its new chief operating officer and Frank Boulben its new chief marketing officer.

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According to the company, Tear will be responsible for “all operational functions for handhelds and services, including research and development, products, global sales, manufacturing and supply chain.” Tear was previously serving with Sony Mobile Communications (NYSE:SNE) as executive VP and prior to that held various positions at Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC).

Boulben will be in charge of global marketing. He previously served as executive VP of strategy, marketing, and sales at LightSquared.

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