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Motorola names ex-AT&T exec Dorman chairman

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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2008 12:51 am | Updated: 9:05 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

CHICAGO - Former AT&T Chief Executive David Dorman will become Motorola's chairman next month as the struggling cell phone maker tries to fix its slumping fortunes and split itself into two companies.

Wednesday's announcement comes two days after Motorola ended a proxy fight with activist investor Carl Icahn, agreeing to seat two of his nominees on its board of directors.

Dorman, 54, will assume the nonexecutive position on May 5, after Ed Zander, chairman and former chief executive, retires at the company's annual meeting.He'll be in charge of the company's board but have no role in the day-to-day operation of the company.

Dorman joined the board of Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola in 2006.

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