Balaskas's predecessor, Steve Crutchfield, is moving into a expanded government and public safety leadership role across the Asia Pacific region.
"Con has led some of Motorola Solutions' largest and most complex projects including the planning and delivery of our significant public safety programs in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia," Crutchfield said.
"His strong relationships with Motorola Solutions' customers and team members throughout Australia and New Zealand will serve him well in his new role."
He chairs Motorola Solutions' inclusion and diversity council. The company earned its first certification as an employer of choice from Australia's Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.
Despite taking on the MD role, Balaskas will continue to directly lead the company's solutions team.
Earlier in his career, Balaskas worked as a network engineering manager at Optus Vision, and as a field engineer at Philips.
He hold a masters degree in business management from Monash University.