Motorola, Inc. named Paul J. Liska executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Motorola, effective March 1, 2008. Mr. Liska will report directly to Greg Brown, president and CEO. Tom Meredith, the company's acting CFO will continue as a non-management board member.
Prior to joining Motorola, Liska served as an industrial partner for various private equity firms including MidOcean Partners, CVC Capital Holdings and Ripplewood Holdings LLC. From 2004 to 2006, Liska served as executive chairman of US Freightways until its purchase by Yellow Roadway Corp. and served in various capacities with Weekly Reader Companies, including executive chairman. Liska also held several positions with Sears, Roebuck and Co., including president of credit and financial products and executive vice president and chief financial officer.