-- Chris Koeneman Named as VP Worldwide Sales; Nancy Orr Appointed Acting
TORONTO, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - Redline Communications Group Inc. ("Redline")
(TSX and AIM: RDL), a leading provider of standards-based WiMAX access and
broadband wireless infrastructure products, today announced several changes to
its senior management team. Chris Koeneman, a veteran telecommunications
executive, has joined Redline as Vice President of Worldwide Sales,
responsible for Redline's sales efforts and working to accelerate the
deployment of Redline's Mobile WiMAX solutions worldwide. In addition,
Nancy Orr, a member of Redline's Board of Directors, has been appointed
interim Chief Financial Officer, replacing Thomas Hearne who has resigned as
CFO of Redline as of August 29, 2008.
"We are excited to have Chris Koeneman join our senior management team
and lead the expansion of Redline's customer footprint worldwide," said
Majed Sifri, President and CEO of Redline. "Chris brings a wealth of
experience managing sales teams within public and private organizations and
executing aggressive sales strategies targeted to reach carriers of all sizes
both in emerging and established markets. We look forward to leveraging Chris'
experience to accelerate the global deployment of Redline's RedMAX, RedCONNEX
and RedACCESS solutions."
Chris Koeneman brings over 20 years of experience with carriers around
the globe. He most recently served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales for
Colubris Networks. Mr. Koeneman has also held sales leadership roles at Avici,
Celox, Cisco Systems, Stratacom, and AT&T. He holds an MBA degree for Georgia
State University and a BA degree from Indiana University.
"Redline has established itself as a leader in true WiMAX development and
deployments, with an impressive roster of carrier customers around the world,"
said Mr. Koeneman. "I am excited to join Redline at this pivotal point with
its high-capacity WiMAX Forum Certified(R) RedMAX(TM) products now widely
deployed and its RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX products coming to market this year."
Nancy Orr has been appointed acting CFO as Thomas Hearne, Redline's Chief
Financial Officer, has resigned from Redline to pursue other career
opportunities. Mr. Hearne has also resigned from Redline's Board of Directors.
Ms Orr, who recently joined Redline's Board of Directors, received an M.B.A.
from Queen's University in 1974 and a C.A. in 1977. She became a fellow of the
Quebec Order of Chartered Accountants in 1988 and has been a member of several
boards of directors, including Dundee Wealth Inc. and the Bank of Canada. The
Company has commenced the search for a permanent replacement.
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications (www.redlinecommunications.com) is the leading
provider of fixed and mobile standards-based wireless broadband solutions.
Redline's RedMAX(TM) WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) system, RedMAX 4C Mobile
WiMAX(TM) products, and its award-winning RedCONNEX(TM) and RedACCESS(TM)
families of broadband wireless infrastructure products enable service
providers and other network operators to cost-effectively deliver
high-bandwidth services, including voice, video and data communications.
Redline is committed to maintaining its wireless industry leadership with the
continued development of WiMAX and other advanced wireless broadband products.
With more than 100,000 installations in 85 countries, and a global network of
over 170 partners, Redline's experience and expertise helps service providers,
enterprises and government organizations roll out wireless broadband networks
to support advanced communications. For more information visit
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