Michael Donovan, Thorsten Heins, and Michael Roach are the nominees for the Cantech Letter 2012 TSX Tech Executive of the Year. For the first ten months of Thorsten Heins tenure, he endured more doubt and scrutiny and outright ridicule than any rookie CEO should have to suffer. Regardless, Heins plodded on as the delay of RIM’s new BlackBerry 10 platform seemed to stretch to an eternity. But now, with BlackBerry 10 a little more than a month away, critics seem to be understanding that Heins is no shrinking violet. Many analysts have recently reconsidered RIM’s prospects, and decided that the worst case scenario and the most likely scenario are further apart than they first thought.
Cormark analyst Richard Tse says RIM’s platform transition remains an uphill battle, but RIM’s “surprising operational progress” has given it wiggle room between BlackBerry 7 and BlackBerry 10 that many critics didn’t think the company could spare.
Hit the source link to cast your vote! Heins has really streamlined Research and Motion, increased its action ability and has RIM set straight with sights on Q1 and a polished launch of the long awaited BlackBerry 10 platform. As of this posting Heins is winning against the other two finalists