LAKE BLUFF, Ill., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Motorola Inc. marketing executive Geoffrey Frost, a key force in revitalizing the company's image, died unexpectedly Thursday at his Illinois home.
Frost, an executive vice president and Motorola's chief marketing officer who spoke Russian and Japanese, died of natural causes at age 56, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.
He grew up in New York and was an executive vice president at Foote, Cone & Belding before going to Nike in 1996. In 1999 he left a top marketing post at Nike Inc. to head marketing for Motorola's wireless phone division.
In 2003, Frost was named Motorola's chief brand officer and earlier this week was promoted to executive vice president.
He is survived by his wife.