Industrial PDA and mobile system vendor Symbol Technologies Inc said yesterday it had replaced its chief technology officer and that several other executives were leaving the company.
Ray Martino, a 19-year company veteran, has been appointed vice president and CTO. Most recently, Martino worked with Symbol’s global sales, product and marketing teams.
Martino will report to Boris Metlitsky, who has been promoted to senior VP of the global products group. Metlitsky has been with the company for 25 years and will device strategy for mobile computing, wireless, RFID and mobility software. He will report to CEO Sal Iannuzzi.
Symbol also said several key executives had chosen to pursue career interests outside of Symbol, including general counsel Peter Lieb, SVP of corporate development Todd Hewlin.
The company, which is embroiled in a legal spat with data capture company Intermec Technology Corp, saw its former CFO Mark Greenquist leave last July, after Symbol cut back its second-quarter revenue forecast. The company continues to look for Greenquist’s replacement.
The US International Trade Commission said last August it would investigate Symbol for allegedly violating import trade practices. The commission said it was acting on a complaint by Intermec.
Yesterday, Symbol also said John Bruno, SVP and general manager of its RFID division, would leave to be replaced by Anthony Bartolo. Bartolo will also continue to be general manager of Symbol’s wireless infrastructure division, a job he has had since 2004. Prior to Symbol, Bartolo worked at Nortel Networks.
Also, Jan Burton was appointed VP of Europe, Middle East and Africa operations. Burton previously worked at Symbol, as well as at Avaya, Lucent Technologies, Apple Computer and IBM.
With these changes, I believe we are well on our way to achieving our goal of having the best possible leadership team, said Iannuzzi, in a statement.