Ron Louks is the new president of devices and emerging solutions at BlackBerry Ltd., the company said Monday. CEO John Chen said in a release that Louks would focus on “BlackBerry’s long-term product roadmap, including hardware, software and design, as well as the company's joint development efforts.” Chen added that Louks would spend “a good deal” of time with customers, partners and carriers. “On our path to return BlackBerry to profitability, nothing is more important than remaining deeply connected to our customers, and designing and delivering secure products that exceed their expectations," he said. Louks was previously CEO of The OpenNMS Group. His appointment follows BlackBerry’s additions of three other executives last month.