SOURCE: Airwide Solutions

Airwide Solutions

January 11, 2010 09:00 ET

Airwide Solutions Appoints Peter Sterpe as Vice President of Research and Development

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2010) - Airwide® Solutions, a provider of next-generation mobile messaging infrastructure, applications and solutions, today announced the appointment of Peter Sterpe as Vice President of Research and Development.

With over 25 years of experience in software product development and operational management of Research and Development, Peter will lead Airwide's global research and development activities supporting Airwide's main R&D sites in Canada and Finland. His focus will be to drive the development of Airwide's global team to continue the company's strong track record in technical innovation and high performance software products and solutions.

Over the last two decades, Peter has fine-tuned his ability to scale R&D organizations and has extensive experience building complex, mission critical software products. Prior to joining Airwide, Peter managed engineering teams at a number of cutting-edge companies including iAggregate, ArsDigita and Cering, before spending several years at Forrester Research. Peter has also worked with a number of well-established brands, including Allaire, Interleaf, and KPMG and served as Chief Technology Officer at Software-as-a-Service provider, Curaspan, managing product development and infrastructure. He earned both M.S. and B.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"Innovation and performance is at the very heart of our business, and is essential to staying ahead of our competition and continuing to add value to our operator customers; Peter's appointment further strengthens our R&D capability and brings increased focus to this vital aspect of our business," said Kevin A. Wood, CEO of Airwide Solutions. "As the mobile messaging sector continues to rapidly evolve, we must continue to advance our offerings -- both through product innovation and in our ability to work with a wide spectrum of partners to uniquely provide value to our customers. We look forward to Peter playing a key role in furthering the reach of our technological initiatives on a global scale."

Peter Sterpe added: "Airwide is recognized as a leader in enabling the delivery of enhanced services -- one of the hottest areas in mobile today. I'm excited to be joining such a talented group of engineers, as well as a management team that really understands this market, knows what its customers need, and recognizes how to deliver that."

About Airwide Solutions

Airwide Solutions is the leading provider of next-generation mobile messaging and wireless internet infrastructure, applications and solutions. Its products have helped more than 150 wireless operators worldwide drive mobile messaging usage and revenues and enable them to leverage multiple delivery channels and next-generation infrastructure in new and more powerful ways. With a history of industry firsts -- including the first text message ever sent, the introduction of the first SMS router, the first A2P MMS push gateway and mobile service control which enables mobile context, personalization and profiling -- the company continues to pioneer new technologies. Airwide's open, tiered Fusion architecture offers mobile operators advanced revenue options, a practical pathway to Mobile Messaging 2.0 and a foundation to bridge mobile messaging and the mobile internet.

Airwide Solutions operates globally with offices in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa. For more information about Airwide Solutions, please visit www.airwidesolutions.com.

Airwide is a registered trademark of Airwide Solutions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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