Wireless and Telecom Veterans Join Technology Leader in Real-Time Management Solutions for Wireless Networks
SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWeb) – April 25, 2007 Proximetry Inc., the technology leader in real-time network and performance management solutions for wireless networks, today announced that Anthony S. Thornley has been appointed to the board of directors. In addition, Carlton O'Neal has joined the company as vice president of marketing and business development. Together they bring nearly 50 years of telecom, wireless, and broadband industry experience to Proximetry to propel the company forward.
A retired former president and chief operating officer of Qualcomm, Thornley also previously held various financial and information systems management positions with Nortel Networks, including vice president finance and IS for Public Networks, vice president finance for NT World Trade, and corporate controller for Nortel Limited. "With the rapid growth and proliferation of wireless networks, Proximetry's core technologies are in great demand and I am looking forward to working with the management team to help the company succeed in the market," said Thornley.
O'Neal most recently served as vice president of marketing at Alvarion, the worldwide leader in broadband wireless and WiMAX, and is a broadband wireless pioneer instrumental in the founding of the WiMAX industry in the mid 1990s. Prior to that, he was vice president of marketing and business development for Ensemble. O'Neal added, "No company in telecom today does what Proximetry's AirSync solution can do which is seamlessly monitor, provision, and manage multi-protocol, multi-frequency wireless networks in real-time."
These individuals complement an already strong team of industry veterans led by president and chief executive officer Tracy Trent, formerly CEO of Stellcom a company focused on the rapid development and integration of mobile wireless technologies and ultimately acquired by CalAmp. Prior to that he was a senior executive at SAIC. Other executive management members include James Arnett, chief financial officer and former CFO of both Keylime Software and Quake Wireless; Michael Boehm, vice president of product development and former chief software architect of ViewSonic's advanced technology group; and Walter Buga, chief technology officer and a world-class network management scientist and former chief technology officer at Netstream who started his career with Bell Labs. Jim Laccabue, who previously held sales positions at SupportSoft and Tivoli and has more than 20 years of experience in network management software sales, has joined the company as director of sales.
"In a short period of time, Proximetry has been able to attract significant investor and operator interest in our technology and solutions while assembling a world-class board of directors and management team," said Tracy Trent, CEO of Proximetry. "These new additions bring unparalleled experience and vision to our mission to deliver a superior carrier-class network performance management solution for multi-frequency, multi-protocol wireless networks. And with our recent closing of $5 million in venture financing, we are now fully funded and fully staffed at the executive level to lead the market in wireless network management solutions."
Proximetry provides real-time network and performance management solutions for wireless networks to enable operators to visualize, provision, and optimally manage their networks. AirSync, the company's carrier-class software, gives municipal, public safety, energy, transportation, and enterprise network operators as well as carriers and other service providers the ability to dynamically monitor and manage multi-network, multi-frequency, multi-protocol traffic, devices, users, applications and services. Powered by patent-pending technology, AirSync offers network-wide visualization and control from a single system to ensure reliable and predictable wireless network performance. Founded in January 2005, Proximetry is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, please visit www.proximetry.com