Motorola hires Liska as new CFO

Motorola hired Paul Liska as its new chief financial officer. Liska takes over for Tom Meredith who served as the interim CFO during the past few months. Meredith will remain on the company's board, according to CEO Greg Brown. 

The new CFO is tasked with managing costs while the company's handset business continues to slide as well as help structure a joint venture for networking technologies with Nortel Networks. Liska's appointment marks only the latest executive change at Motorola since Brown took the helm of the company last month. Since then CTO Padmasree Warrior left the company for the CTO post at Cisco and the head of human resources departed as well. Brown has known Liska for about ten years, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

For more on Liska:
- read this press release
- read this article from the WSJ