Inductee Profile


Dr. Boris Metlitsky


Dr. Boris Metlitsky recently retired from Motorola Inc. where he was Senior Vice-President in charge of the Worldwide Enterprise Solutions organization within Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility Solutions (EMS) business. In this role, he was responsible for product strategy, product development, financial management and innovation. The organization he led develops and markets mobile computing, advanced data capture and RFID (radio frequency identification) products and solutions. Today, Motorola is a market leader in all of these areas and you can find these innovative solutions in almost every industry including retail, manufacturing, transportation, field service, logistics, hospitality, healthcare, government and public safety.

Dr. Metlitsky is a graduate of Moscow Institute of Electronic Machine Building (Russia) where he received both an MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering. In 1980 he immigrated to United States. In 1983 he accepted an engineering position with Symbol Technologies, a fledgling start-up with only 30 employees and some great ideas. Boris grew with the company, rising though the ranks to eventually lead all product development. With 94 patents in his name, he contributed significantly to Symbol’s leadership in barcode scanning. He was also instrumental in helping Symbol grow its business into new areas of technology and succeed in mobile computing, enterprise wireless local area networks (eWLAN) and RFID. Boris led Engineering and Product Development when Symbol won the National Medal of Technology in 2000.

Dr. Metlitsky is not only an accomplished businessman and talented engineering leader, but he is also an exceptional motivator who has inspired those he works for and with. He has fostered and helped shape the careers of many individuals along the way, mentoring them and helping them develop as leaders in their own rights. Many of these individuals now occupy senior executive positions within Motorola and other companies