Motorola Solutions Hires New Finance Chief Amid Pandemic

Motorola Solutions Inc.

on Tuesday promoted an executive to take on a financial arch pursuit as it navigates a coronavirus pandemic.

The provider of communications equipment, command-center program and associated services pronounced it allocated Jason Winkler to a arch financial officer role, effective Jul 1.

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He will reinstate Gino Bonanotte, who skeleton to retire during a finish of Dec after operative on a transition with Mr. Winkler.

Mr. Winkler has some-more than 19 years of knowledge with Motorola Solutions, and many recently served as comparison clamp boss heading financial for a products and sales group, a association said.

In his new role, Mr. Winkler is approaching to be tasked with progressing Mr. Bonanotte’s concentration on efficiency, in further to assisting business navigate a pandemic, according to Keith Housum, an researcher during investment investigate organisation Northcoast Research Holdings LLC.

During Mr. Bonanotte’s seven-year tenure, Motorola Solutions sold a craving scanner business in 2014. Motorola generates many of a income from offered radio and camera equipment. The association split off from a mobile phone multiplication in 2011.

Motorola Solutions has done acquisitions to accelerate a managed services offerings for supervision agencies, an area of repeated income Mr. Winkler will expected demeanour to expand, Mr. Housum said.

“It was a matter of bark behind layers of a onion,” Mr. Housum said, referring to a company’s divestitures and efforts to urge potency in new years.

Motorola reiterated on Tuesday that it expects second-quarter income to decrease 14% to 17% compared with a prior year. It also endorsed a prior foresee for practiced gain for a duration of $1.18 to $1.27 a share.

Chief Executive Gregory Brown pronounced final month that a pestilence had disrupted and behind work with some customers, warning on a call about first-quarter formula that a conditions would strike tools of a business.

The association final month withdrew a full-year forecast, citing a doubt combined by a pandemic.

Write to Micah Maidenberg during micah.maidenberg@wsj.com and Kristin Broughton during Kristin.Broughton@wsj.com

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