Christopher Galvin

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Christopher B. Galvin, CEO of Motorola

1997 - 2003

Chairman of Navteq

2004 - 2008

Co-founded Harrison Street Real Estate Capital

2005

Navteq sold to Nokia for $8.1B

2008

External Events

Asia's economic collapse

1998

Telecom Crash

1998

Internal Events

Motorola made a manufacturing venture with China

1993

Gary L. Tooker, CEO

1993

Chris takes over Motorola

1997

Restructuring, new divisions, consolidated operations

1998

Workforce cut by 10%, taking $1.95 billion charge.

1998

The $5 billion Iridium satellite phone venture enters bankruptcy protection

1999

Buys Gen Instrument Corp, leader of set-top box manufacture, in $17B stock swap.

2000

Edward J. Zander, Chairman and CEO

2004

Inventions

Motorola's first commercial digital radio systems

1991

World’s First GSM Cellular System

1991

World’s First Two-Way Pager

1995

World’s First GPRS Cellular System

2000

Motorola's First 3G Nationwide Network

2002

MOTORAZR V3 Cellular Phone

2004