SYDNEY, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Berridge to the position of Executive Vice President, Strategic Accounts, U.S. Based in Atlanta, Jim will be responsible for driving business development activities and building strategic partnerships.
This new role builds on the strategic priorities announced at NetComm Wireless’ U.S. roadshow in May this year and will focus on addressing customer requirements in key markets including rural broadband and wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) as leading carriers accelerate plans to extend wireless coverage to customers in the rural and regional sections of the country.
Having held a number of senior sales, product and operations positions within the wireless communications industry over the past 25 years, Jim brings a significant depth of knowledge and experience to the role.
David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless, said: "Jim’s industry experience and wireless expertise will be invaluable at a time when the Company anticipates significant demand for wireless broadband technologies that are proven to deliver cost-effective coverage across vast geographies. Jim will be a great asset to NetComm Wireless as we focus on strengthening our position in the U.S market in partnership with leading wireless carriers."
Jim Berridge said: "NetComm Wireless is on the leading edge of wireless innovation, combining a clear strategy with increased investment in R&D to achieve a remarkable transformation and I am pleased to assume a position that will deliver superior wireless broadband capabilities to the U.S. market while creating a solid foundation for growth."
Prior to joining NetComm Wireless, Jim was Senior Vice President of Sales for Personal Communications Devices, managing the AT&T Mobility account. Jim also served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Pantech; Vice President of Business Development for GoTV Networks and held a variety of senior sales, marketing and business development roles at Nokia.
About NetComm Wireless Limited
NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For 32 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is arespected global providerof 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm’s products are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s diverse home, business and industrial broadband applications and designed to optimise the performance of global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand, the Middle East and Japan. For more information about NetComm visit: www.netcommwireless.com