Ed Zander

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Sears Chief Wins Worst CEO Award

Lampert beats out crowded field of execs: MarketWatch columnist

(Newser) - There were lots of rotten CEOs this year, writes MarketWatch’s Herb Greenberg, but the man who stood above (below?) the pack was Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert. Lampert is revered for his brilliant trading at ESL Investments, but he’s a bad retail boss, espousing a profit-over-sales ethos that’s... More »

Motorola CEO Zander Will Step Down

He's been under fire for a year over disappointing results

(Newser) - Motorola's besieged CEO, Edward J. Zander, will step down at the end of the year, the Wall Street Journal reports. Zander, who has been under fire from investors for a year for sluggish growth, will be replaced by current president Greg Brown. Motorola's shares rose in response to the news. More »

Motorola CEO Silences Critics (For Now)

Zander exhales as company reports third-quarter profit

(Newser) - Motorola CEO Ed Zander may have won at least a temporary reprieve from some of the harsh criticism he's endured in recent months, as the largest US maker of mobile phones reported a third-quarter profit today. Evading a straight-up loss through aggressive cost-cutting, Motorola earnings were down 94%, but it... More »

Motorola Chief Walks On Razr’s Edge

Second straight quarterly loss fans firing flames for Zander

(Newser) - Motorola posted its second consecutive quarterly loss yesterday, amplifying calls for the ouster of CEO Ed Zander. Despite the popularity of the Razr handset, the company has likely ceded its second-place position in the cellphone wars to Samsung, and now analysts are doubting it'll turn a profit this year. More »

Motorola's Razr Cuts Both Ways

Slumping cellphone maker learns a lesson about putting all its eggs in one basket

(Newser) - Riding high on the success of its sleek Razr cellphone, Motorola got cocky and didn't come up with a suitable successor, the Wall Street Journal reports, and the misstep cost the company big bucks. While Motorola struggled to keep up with emerging technology and wrestled with management upheaval, competitors moved... More »

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