Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. The company was founded in 1984 and is led by Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis. RIM headquarters is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. RIM is a highly respected designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative and globally acknowledged wireless solutions.
Mr. Thorsten Gerhard Heins served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at BlackBerry Limited (known as Research In Motion Limited) from January 22, 2012 to November 4, 2013. Mr. Heins served as the Chief Operating Officer of Product and Sales at Research In Motion Limited since July 2011. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Product Engineering at Research In Motion Limited until July 2011. He served as Senior Vice President of BlackBerry Handheld Business ... Unit at Research In Motion Limited until May 2010 and was responsible for the worldwide business of the BlackBerry Handset portfolio. He joined RIM in 2007. Prior to RIM, Mr. Heins served as teh Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Group Board of Siemens Communications, Inc., directly reporting to the Corporate Executive Committee of Siemens AG. He has extensive international experience in all communication domains such as Mobility, Fixed Network, Enterprise Communication and Consumer Electronic Devices. He also was responsible for all Communication business in APAC and US. Mr. Heins served as General Manager of the Optical Network Business Unit and as General Manager of the Mobile Application Business Unit. He also took a four years term as General Manager in the US for wireless infrastructure business. He serves as Director of CTIA Wireless Internet Caucus. Mr. Heins serves as a Board Member of the German Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Toronto. He served as a Director of BlackBerry Limited from January 2012 to November 4, 2013.