Motorola Names Anderson New SPS President

June 16, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Motorola Inc. has named Scott Anderson as the new head of its Semiconductor Products Sector (SPS), effective July 1, 2003. Current SPS president Fred Shlapak announced his retirement earlier this month.

Anderson is a 25-year veteran of the chip industry and currently heads Motorola’s transportation and standard products group (TSPG), which covers the automotive industry. His successor there will be Paul Grimme, currently corporate vice president and general manager of TSPG’s 8/16-bit product division.

"This is a superb opportunity to build upon the transformation of the Semiconductor Products Sector that Fred has achieved over the last three years," Anderson said. "SPS’ cost structure is highly competitive, and we are in the right markets with strong strategies and outstanding products. With this transformation now complete, we can demonstrate to our shareholders that this can be a consistently profitable business."