AUSTIN, Tex.--Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector here has made two appointments to its wholly owned subsidiary, Metrowerks Inc., a Canadian-based software tools developer.
Metrowerks' two most senior executives, Jean Belanger and Greg Galanos, have been appointed to strategic roles within Motorola and David Perkins has been named president of Metrowerks.
Belanger, formerly served as chairman and CEO Metrowerks, which Motorola acquired in September, and Galanos, the company's founder, was president and chief technology officer. They both will report to the office of the president of Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector. Perkins previously has served as senior vice president of business development at Metrowerks.
"One of Motorola's major interests in acquiring Metrowerks was to quickly gain the expertise needed to help us define and execute the software strategy for enabling our DigitalDNA embedded solutions leadership," explained Fred Shlapak, senior vice president and assistant to the president of Motorola SPS.
"We knew we needed not only a comprehensive set of software tools, but also a team that is experienced in working with our partners; people who will ensure we are in tune with the distinctions and requirements of this market," Shlapak noted. "With Jean and Greg, the software industry will be expertly represented in the Office of the President of the Semiconductor Products Sector."
Shlapak said that Belanger will focus on mergers and acquisitions across the entire sector. Galanos, who founded Metrowerks in 1985 in Montreal, will develop the software strategy for Motorola SPS.
Perkins joined Metrowerks in 1995 as chief financial officer, becoming the company's senior vice president of business development the following year. In this role, he helped develop Metrowerks' partnership with Motorola, which led to the acquisition .
Belanger, Galanos and Perkins all remain on the board of directors of Metrowerks.