Lonnie Schilling, former executive at Cisco, is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Birdstep Technology ASA
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Oslo -- Lonnie Schilling is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Birdstep Technology ASA.
Schilling has extensive international business experience in the mobile- and venture capital industry will add both strategic and financial value to the company moving forward. Schilling will end his assignment as board member of Birdstep and assume the position as CEO effective today December 12.
Schilling brings 20 years of experience of equity investment, strategic business development, architecture sales and marketing within the international communications market. He was most recently Director, Mobile Service Provider Sales & Business Development at Cisco where he was responsible for building and leading sales and subject matter experts to create and deliver replicable mobility architecture solutions for Cisco's strategic service provider customers.
Tom Nyman, Chairman of the Board of Directors explains the choice of the new CEO:
"The Board of Directors is very happy that Lonnie Schilling now assumes the position as CEO. Lonnie possesses a great insight into the business of Birdstep and its market. His experience from the US market will add value and strengthen our position in this focus area where we expect bigger sales in the future. Lonnie is - together with the other members of the Corporate Management Team - already involved in the strategy process. With his background in managing positions of several Telecom companies he comes with a very strong commercial track record. This will ensure continuous improvement of strategy execution and further development of the companys strong product portfolio."
Lonnie Schilling is delighted at the possibility of heading the future development of Birdstep:
"I am of course very happy that the Board of Directors has given me this opportunity. Birdstep has come far during the last years and is today a very strong company well positioned for the future. The strategic direction, which was laid out in 2011 and sharpened this fall has provided a strong foundation for success and together with the Management Team we will continue to deliver new products that our customers require and drive further growth in our market share"
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements acc. to 5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act).
For further information, please contact:
Chairman of the Board of Directors,
+46 70 74 72 519
Chief Executive Officer
+49 175 415 36 47
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