People (Senior appointments or departures)
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Telit Communications plc a global leader in machine-to-machine ("m2m") communications announced that with immediate effect Mr Yosi Fait has been appointed to the board of dirctors as Finance Director. The position gives Mr Yosi overall responsibility for Telit's Finance Strategy and Business Development functions. Yariv Dafna has stepped down from the board but will continue as group CFO with responsibility for the day-to-day operations of Telit's Finance function, he will also continue to serve as director of Telits worldwide subsidiaries.
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
AUSTIN, Texas, 31 May 2011 - Macheen Inc., which enables any device maker or electronics retailer to deliver always-available, out-of-the-box Internet connectivity, today announced that Kent Libbey, a communications and software industry veteran, has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing. The company also announced the creation of a new Advisory Board and its charter members, wireless technology veterans Carmel Sofer and Daniel Shader.
Monday, 16 May 2011
16 May 2011 - RACO Wireless, a key machine-to-machine (M2M) partner and aggregator, today announced that John Horn and his team have joined RACO Wireless. RACO Wireless is a leading provider of wireless data solutions and applications to the M2M and telemetry industry.
John Horn, national director of M2M for T-Mobile, will be leaving the company after nine years to serve as president at RACO Wireless. Horn has been instrumental in growing the M2M business at T-Mobile, and will continue to drive the same innovation and growth in the M2M space at RACO Wireless.
Monday, 16 May 2011
16 May 2011 - Telenor Connexion, a world leader in premium M2M solutions for business and life critical applications, today announced the expansion of its executive team in North America to meet the growing demand for M2M services in the region.
With the M2M market continuing to grow at a significant pace, Telenor Connexion expanded its business development team in the Americas with the addition of George LeBron, Head of Market Development, and Marcus Rodrigues, Technical Sales Manager. Telenor Connexion’s newest team members will continue to build on the company’s established successes with customers such as Volvo, Nissan, Tom Tom, General Electrics and Securitas.
Monday, 14 February 2011FOXBORO, Mass., 14 Feb. 2011- Axeda Corporation, a leading cloud platform and applications company for connected products, today announced that Jack Sweeney has joined the company as chief executive officer. A proven leader of fast-growth technology companies, Sweeney will shape Axeda's strategic business operations to scale and fully capitalize on the rapidly expanding machine-to-machine (M2M) market opportunity.
Sweeney brings over 20 years of experience as a technology entrepreneur and investor. He served as president and CEO of Apparent Networks for 3 years before his promotion to executive chairman. Previously, he held executive roles at EMC and Network Intelligence and has a stellar track record of successfully managing growth companies and capital investments in information technology markets.
"We are thrilled to have someone of Jack's professional caliber and experience joining our company," said Axeda founder, Dale Calder. "Jack is the right person at the right time for Axeda, helping us successfully capture our next phase of growth while continuing to deliver the service and innovation our customers and the M2M market have come to expect."
Calder, Axeda's founder and former CEO, will continue to evolve the vision and strategy for the company and keep Axeda at the forefront of industry thought leadership through speaking engagements, media relations, and his widely read blog: http://www.dalecalder.com.
"The strength of Axeda's people, technology, blue-chip customer base, and partner ecosystem is impressive," said Sweeney. "It is very exciting to be a part of this incredible technology shift and to work with someone like Dale who has been a pioneer and driving force in the M2M market. Even with all of its success and broad market validation, I believe Axeda has just scratched the surface of its potential, and look forward to helping the company take full advantage of the next wave of opportunity."
Axeda Corporation is connecting the world's products. Its cloud platform and applications enable manufacturers, solution providers, and system integrators to rapidly connect, build, service, and extend powerful machine to machine (M2M) applications that drive new business models and revenue opportunities. More than 150 of the world's leading enterprises, including Agilent, Diebold, and EMC, rely on Axeda's VeriSign® Security certified solutions today.
Source: Axeda Corporation
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Minneapolis, USA, 26 Jan. 2010 – Thomas Hofstede of Multi-Tech Systems, a leading global manufacturer of device networking products based in Mounds View, MN, was appointed to spearhead a newly-formed M2M (machine-to-machine) communications committee for an international telecommunications association.
As chair of the M2M subgroup for the CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association), Hofstede will help determine certification test plan requirements and guidance for devices enabling M2M communications, providing additional clarity for current test requirements when new technologies and applications are developed. The goals of such guidance are to ensure that tests are performed in the same manner on devices no matter which lab completes the testing. The efforts of this subgroup will serve the needs of CTIA certification, carriers and Original Equipment Manufacturers to the extent that it allows them to design, test and certify M2M devices in accordance with a harmonized over-the-air test method.
The CTIA, which represents wireless carriers and manufacturers and offers an equipment testing and a certification program, appointed Hofstede based on is extensive industry expertise. As a Compliance and Application Engineer, Hofstede ensures Multi-Tech’s products meet regulatory requirements and carrier certification, which are important components for enabling streamlined and quick-to-market M2M communications solutions for customers. Based on his 22 year career at Multi-Tech, he has developed a strong background in RF antenna design, device networking products and application support in areas including product safety in information technology, transportation, energy, remote monitoring, retail/financial, hazardous locations and the mobile health.
“Tom is an extremely valuable member of our team,” said Pat Sharma, Multi-Tech’s President and CEO. “He is truly an expert in this arena and will be an excellent leader of the CTIA M2M group.”
About Multi-Tech Systems
Multi-Tech® Systems is a global manufacturer of award-winning device and embedded modems and Unified Communications products that connect data over cellular networks from anywhere in the world. Multi-Tech has 80+ patents, 20+ million devices being used by thousands of customers worldwide and certifications from more than 20 carriers and 80+ countries.
Source: Multi-Tech Systems