SAN DIEGO, March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that Mary Gendron has joined the Company as senior vice president and chief information officer, reporting directly to George Davis, executive vice president and chief financial officer. Gendron will lead Qualcomm's global IT organization, driving operational excellence within the IT function and across the enterprise, as well as collaborating with the executive and business unit leadership teams to ensure Qualcomm continues to incorporate the most advanced technology solutions to achieve Company business goals.
Gendron brings more than 25 years of leadership and experience in IT, with expertise in developing and executing IT and talent-focused strategies, services and plans in a variety of industries. She has led complex global organizations, driving proactive business strategies required to develop differentiation and has consistently generated customer and employee value.
"We are very pleased to welcome Mary to Qualcomm. Her IT experience and leadership brings new opportunities to continue excelling in our IT organization," said George Davis, executive vice president and chief financial officer. "Mary has a proven track record of partnering with businesses to understand their needs while driving major projects to improve operational efficiency."
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Gendron served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Hospira, a leading global pharmaceutical and medical device company. In that role, she was responsible for developing and executing all elements of the company's global IT strategies and programs. Previously, Gendron served as CIO at Celestica International, Inc., and served in other senior IT leadership positions at companies like The Nielsen Company, Motorola and Bell Canada. An engineer by training, Gendron holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University in Canada.
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