RIM's Australian boss Ray Gillenwater leaves the company for pastures new

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By James Richardson on 12 Jul 2012 06:52 am EDT
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We have seen many a shake up in the recent couple of months as RIM implements its restructuring process. The latest change comes in the form of Ray Gillenwater who is was the managing director of RIM Australia.

Gillenwater has left Research in Motion after just three months in the job. RIM have said today that Gillenwater has left to pursue other interests. He will be replaced by Matthew Ball who has been with the company for a year.

In a statement RIM said that Australia and New Zealand were "important markets for RIM and we are pleased to have Matthew Ball and a talented management team in place that remain focused on continuing the growth of BlackBerry in this region".

Clearly Mr. Gillenwater may well have left of his own accord, however with 5000 job cuts being implemented by RIM you can't help but wonder if he was given a helping hand out the door. The word is he was RIM's youngest managing director. We also know just how well Australia's Wake Up campaigns went over (and in the past this regional marketing is something that would come back to the MD). Sad times for all those involved but as we have said many a time; but sometimes change is necessary.

Source: The Australian

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RIM's Australian boss Ray Gillenwater leaves the company for pastures new

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2nd paragraph:

Gillenwater has left Research in Motion after just three months in the job. RIM have said today that Gillenwater has left to pursue other interests. He will be replaced by Matthew Ball who has been with the company for a year.

Pretty embarrassing gaffe there birdman . . How come you can report inaccurately but never an admission of error? . . What goes around . . .

What I meant was it seems the reports are always about someone leaving. It gives RIM a bad reputation. CB chould have a profile of the man replacing him. Onwards and upwards!

The view of the big picture was just too much for him and a lot of other supporters maybe? What the hell, might as well do what everyone is doing and jump ship now.

You have no idea how to run a company. You can't just fire every fucking body who works there if it's not working right or if things are going down hill. Why don't you quit your job and remain unemployed for a few weeks and see how things are? It's not easy and with no money, you're fucked.

C'mon rootbrian keep it clean . . Sometimes I like your contribution but lately its been a bunch of potty-mouthed overreaction.