Reports say Google will name Dennis Woodside as CEO of Motorola
Earlier today, it was reported that Sanjay Jha was planning to step down as the CEO of Motorola Mobility, leaving the decision to Google to name a replacement. It has been less than 12 hours and it looks like Google has already found its man for the job.
Bloomberg is reporting that long-time Google employee Dennis Woodside will be named as Jha's replacement and new CEO of Motorola. Woodside has worked at Google since 2003 and worked his way up from Director of Business Operations to a Senior Vice President and President of Americas for Google, which is by far the best job title around.
Google has continually said that it will keep Motorola independent, and that it only bought the company for its patents. This move to install a long-time Googler as CEO may deserve some watching, but it shouldn't be outright cause for concern. It is perfectly understandable that Google would put a known employee into the position, but we will keep an eye on it.