Qualcomm Inc. announced March 17 that Mary Gendron joined the company as senior vice president and chief information officer. Gendron will lead Qualcomm’s global information technology organization.

She was previously senior vice president and CIO at Hospira, a pharmaceutical and medical device company. Previously, Gendron served as CIO at Celestica International Inc., and served in other senior IT leadership positions at companies such as The Nielsen Co., Motorola and Bell Canada.

“Mary has a proven track record of partnering with businesses to understand their needs while driving major projects to improve operational efficiency,” said George Davis, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM).