Spotwave Appoints Vice Presidents, Marketing and Operations - Industry Veterans, Former Gartner Executive, and Former Alcatel Executive, Join In-Building Wireless Leader to Further Market Growth and Advance Company Operations

    OTTAWA, April 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Spotwave, an established provider of
in-building wireless coverage solutions, has appointed David Whitten as Vice
President of Marketing, and Colin Parry as Vice President of Operations.
Mr. Whitten leads the company's strategic marketing, marketing communications,
product marketing and product management functions. A seasoned marketing
professional with over 30 years of IT experience, Mr. Whitten comes to
Spotwave after a successful career including senior management positions at
Intrado, Contellect and Gartner. Mr. Parry leads the company's operations
including manufacturing, customer service, and IT, having joined Spotwave from
senior posts at Alcatel and Curtiss-Wright Corp.
    "David and Colin are terrific additions to the management team - both
with strong leadership skills. David brings the right mix of industry
knowledge and deep understanding of the wireless market and Colin's vast
experience leading global operations and customer care teams are critical to
our success," said Larry Jennings, Spotwave CEO. "This expertise will help us
continue to grow Spotwave's position as a leading supplier of in-building
wireless coverage systems for the enterprise and consumer market segments."
    "I am excited about joining Spotwave and working with a strong team to
build on the company's current industry leadership position," said Whitten.
"The market opportunity for solutions that extend wireless carrier network
coverage within buildings is substantial and Spotwave's innovative technology,
proven products and established distribution presence represent a solid
foundation for continued growth."
    Mr. Parry commented on the company's strengths and operational
objectives: "Spotwave is well recognized for its superior in-building cellular
products. Our operational goals will be to build on an effective and efficient
infrastructure and ensure the continued delivery of our high quality products,
and world-class services and support to satisfy market and customer
    Joining Spotwave most recently from Intrado, a provider of 9-1-1
infrastructure technology, products and services, Mr. Whitten served as Senior
Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy since 2002. In this
capacity he was responsible for strategic planning, and international business
expansion as well as all marketing, business development and government and
external affairs functions. Prior to Intrado Mr. Whitten founded and served as
CEO for Contellect, a leading edge content integration company.
    Mr. Whitten also spent 9 years at Gartner, where he was senior vice
president and general manager of research, responsible for the company's core
business unit, a 900 person organization that generated over US$500M annual
revenue. After joining Gartner as research director, electronic messaging
systems, he served in senior management positions for electronic messaging
systems and advanced computing environments research as well as in practice
management. In recognition of his thought leadership in the IT industry, he
was appointed as a Gartner research fellow in 1997.
    Mr. Parry joins Spotwave most recently from Curtiss-Wright Corporation, a
provider of advanced products and services for military, commercial and
industrial applications, where he was General Manager, Vice president of
Global Operations and led the manufacturing, engineering, logistics, business
systems, quality and customer care groups across multiple facilities.
    Prior to his tenure at Curtiss-Wright, Mr. Parry served in increasingly
senior operations positions at Alcatel/Newbridge Corporations between 1992 and
2005, including Vice President Manufacturing Operations, Vice President
Canadian Logistics Operations and Vice President North American Logistics
Operations. His previous posts included senior positions in engineering, SMT
production, manufacturing, and logistics, with organizations including
Panasonic Matsushita Electric Ltd, Race Electronics and Hoover PLC.

    About Spotwave Wireless

    Spotwave Wireless provides intelligent indoor wireless coverage solutions
that seamlessly bring the outdoor signal inside - ensuring that cell phones
and wireless devices work reliably inside buildings where they are used most
often. Changing the economics of in-building wireless coverage, Spotwave's
solutions are cost-effective, quick and easy to install, and require no
maintenance. Spotwave solutions are also backed by a range of comprehensive
installation services and support and are now the preferred coverage solution
in networks operated by the top North American cellular and PCS carriers. The
company website is

    Spotwave, Spotwave Wireless and SpotCell are registered trademarks
    of Spotwave Wireless Inc.

For further information:

For further information: Connie Costigan, Spotwave Wireless, Mobile:
(613) 769-0296,; Bage Anderson, Calysto
Communications, (254) 772-5909,

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