The founder of the great mobile company Motorola,Bob Galvin dies at the age of 89.He died yesterday (11/10/2011).He was died in Chicago.
In this duration of time when he started Motorola,there were many ups and downs in the company.But when BOB was in the company the situation was not like that.Many Motorola leaders came to Bob when they faced hard times.
Bob Willam was the long time CEO of Motorola.Bob Galvin took over the company Motorola from his father V. Galvin and he was CEO and chairman of the company for around 29 years.
The company Motorola was initially named as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation.This is Bob Galvin who made this company a global company and the company value reached $11 bilion in the year 1990.
Below is the press release announcing Bob Galvin's death:
Under Galvin, Motorola led the creation of the global cellular telephone industry. It installed the first prototype cell phone demonstration system in Washington DC in 1971; unveiled the first portable cell phone prototype, the DynaTAC, in 1973; enabled the first commercial cell phone call, which was made on the DynaTAC by Ameritech, in Chicago in 1983; and introduced MicroTAC, the industry’s first compact cell phone, in 1989.
Finally, in 1996, with Galvin serving on Motorola’s board, the company manufactured the first pocket-sized ‘flip phone’, the StarTAC. These innovations paved the way to a cell phone market that now includes some 3.8 billion subscribers worldwide.
Throughout his career, Galvin made crucial investments in cellular R&D and advocated tirelessly for competitive telecom regulation across the globe, never wavering in his belief that cellular technology would revolutionize the way people communicated.
Another thing which i need to inform to you people which may be you know that Google is planning to acquire Motorola by the dollar $12.5.