Garmin names Pemble as its CEO

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NEW YORK (AP) — Garmin President and Chief Operating Officer Clifton Pemble will become CEO at the start of the new year as part of the company's succession plan.

Pemble succeeds Min Kao, co-founder of the company. Kao will become executive chairman.

Pemble, who has worked at Garmin since 1989, is already a member of the board.

In October Garmin Ltd. reported that its third-quarter net income fell as the stronger dollar hurt its results. But stronger sales of cars and mobile devices and outdoor gadgets helped boost revenue, and results topped analyst expectations.

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