Research In Motion

(RIMM)

, a maker of wireless products for the mobile communications market, named Larry Conlee chief operating officer of engineering and manufacturing.

Conlee worked with the senior management at

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Motorola

(MOT)

for more than 20 years. The post is a newly created position in the company and is effective immediately. Conlee will supervise the engineering and manufacturing groups.

Shares of Research in Motion, which is based in Waterloo, Ontario, rose $6.31, or 10.1%, to $69 in recent

Nasdaq

trading.