DDS Wireless International Inc.

DDS Wireless International Inc.

March 05, 2008 08:02 ET

DDS Wireless Appoints Presidents for Transit and Taxi Business Units to Drive Diversified Growth Strategy

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - DDS Wireless International Inc. (TSX:DD), a global leader in providing wireless fleet management solutions to multiple markets worldwide, is pleased to announce the appointments of Mike Nienhuis and Steven Juliver as presidents for its Transit (StrataGen) and Taxi (Digital Dispatch) business units, respectively. These key leadership appointments reinforce the DDS Wireless' strategic diversification plan and its evolution into Transit, Taxi, eFleet Services, and Mobile Devices and Communications (Digital Wireless) market focused business units to drive future growth.

Digital Wireless business unit will be headed by its president George Lipski while Ray Fast will continue to lead the Company's eFleet business unit as its president.

"Mike brings proven leadership and operations management skills which are aligned with our strategic plan for the Transit business," said Vari Ghai, CEO of DDS Wireless. "StrataGen not only complements our existing Transit business but also boasts a customer base that includes four of the top five, and 10 of the top 20 transit authorities in North America. We plan to maintain and increase this momentum under Mike's leadership which is augmented by the strong supporting leadership team of William Ho, CTO, and Brent Gushulak, VP of Sales, for StrataGen," Mr. Ghai added.

Mr. Nienhuis has over 10 years of executive operations and general management experience in high growth, multi-location corporations. His most recent position was the General Manager of Sports and Giving at The Active Network, a provider of technology solutions and marketing services and recognized as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S.A. In his 14-year tenure in The Active Network, Mr. Nienhuis held several other senior management positions including Vice President of Operations, General Manager of Community Solutions and Vice President of Services. He has a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Simon Fraser University and will be based in Kirkland, Washington.

"As the President of our Taxi business (Digital Dispatch), Steven's expertise in team building, track record of strategic business management and proven ability to capitalize on emerging technologies will be invaluable," Mr. Ghai said, "We already have a successful and long heritage in the Taxi business, a strong management team, and are executing on an aggressive market and product diversification plan. Our recent entry into the small taxi fleet market with a managed dispatch solution acquired through Mobisoft, and the introduction of the Internet-type multimedia passenger information and advertising solution for the taxi backseat represent aggressive execution of our strategic diversification plan. Steven's strong leadership will leverage our strengths and propel our taxi business to the next level."

Mr. Juliver joins Digital Dispatch from EOS Technologies Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of electro-optic technology-based sensors, space debris tracking stations, commercial telescopes and remotely-controlled weapons stations to aerospace and defense markets, where he held the position of Executive Vice President. He brings to Digital Dispatch over 25 years of management experience including driving strategic and financial plans, product and business development and operations. He started his career with Motorola Inc. and is a co-founder and former Board Chair of the Southern Arizona Institute of Advanced Technology, and member of the Arizona Governor's Council for Workforce Policy. Mr. Juliver has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Montreal and will be based in Digital Dispatch's headquarters in Richmond, British Columbia.

About DDS Wireless International Inc.

DDS Wireless International Inc. is a global provider of wireless mobile data solutions to multiple markets using state of the art technologies in real-time dispatching, vehicle location and tracking, as well as computerized routing and scheduling. Its offerings include mobile data computers, fleet management applications, communications infrastructure, project management, long-term customer support as well as multimedia mobile commerce systems for fleets. Previously known as Digital Dispatch Systems Inc. a world leader in providing wireless data dispatch systems to the taxi market for over 20 years, the Company changed its name on March 4, 2008, to re-brand itself after restructuring its operations into four market focused business units to facilitate diversification and growth, as well as effectively integrate the recently acquired businesses of Finland-based Mobisoft OY and Washington-based StrataGen Systems Inc. Visit for more information.

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