Executive who helped design the Motorola DROID, Moto G and Moto 360 is leaving the company
Replacing Hicks will be Ruben Castano, who originally joined Motorola in 2005 as a design manager working out of Chicago. Three years later he was promoted to Design Director which resulted in a move to Beijing. Four years later he was back in Chicago as Senior Design Director before transferring to Sao Paulo in 2014.
Hicks' departure follows the exit of Motorola president Rick Osterloh, who left the company at the end of March. Osterloh has since been tabbed by Google to run the company's hardware division. His departure left no obstacles in the way for corporate parent Lenovo to fully control Moto's smartphone business. The China based manufacturer, which was practically unknown in the west when it purchased IBM's personal computer business in 2005, paid Google $2.91 billion for Motorola early in 2014.
source: Crain's via SlashGear