SOURCE: Airwide Solutions

Airwide Solutions

June 25, 2009 08:30 ET

Airwide Appoints Tom Wunderlich as Vice President of Business Development

Industry Veteran Joins Leader in Mobile Messaging to Help Drive Its Continued Growth and Global Alliance Network Program

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2009) - Airwide® Solutions, the leading provider of next-generation mobile messaging infrastructure and applications, today announced it has hired industry veteran Tom Wunderlich as vice president of business development. In this role, Wunderlich will draw upon more than 20 years of experience in business development to formulate and implement Solution Partner initiatives designed to meet Airwide's strategic goals. As part of Wunderlich's responsibility for overseeing the expanded Airwide Alliance Network Program, also announced today, he will be responsible for establishing technology and business partnerships that extend Airwide's solution and product portfolio and enable new business opportunities and channels for Airwide.

Prior to joining Airwide, Wunderlich spent seven years at Red Hat where he was responsible for developing the strategy and programs to drive the adoption of Red Hat software across the telecommunications industry. Prior to that, Wunderlich was Managing Director of EMEA for ArsDigita, a web content management and collaboration software company acquired by Red Hat in 2001. He earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Brown University.

"This is an exciting time in Airwide's development as a global organization. As we continue to extend our role in services enhancement and innovation, we expect Tom's proven track record in business development to be a great addition to our team," said Kevin Wood, CEO of Airwide Solutions. "With mobile applications and services fundamentally changing the mobile industry, Airwide is again pioneering services innovation with our Open Services Framework, designed to help operators more fully participate in the applications phenomenon. With mobile operators, developers and technology providers in every region seeking to participate in the emerging applications ecosystem, we expect Tom to play a key role in building and executing strategic programs and initiatives worldwide."

Wunderlich is looking forward to the challenge. "Airwide's evolving and expanding role in the services arena, including functionality for enhancing the App Store phenomenon and enabling operators to expand the role they can play places the company at the epicenter of one of the most exciting developments in the mobile industry and positions it for exponential growth and success," he said. "I enthusiastically welcome the opportunity to lead and further develop Airwide's Alliance Network Program in the drive for continued growth and success."

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 140 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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