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Telenor Connexion expands executive team to match emerging M2M service growth in the Americas

Press release   •   May 16, 2011 12:00 UTC

New team members will further position the company for continued success in North America

Telenor Connexion, the world leader in premium M2M solutions for business and life critical applications, today announced the expansion of its executive team in North America to meet the growing demand for M2M services in the region.

With the M2M market continuing to grow at a significant pace, Telenor Connexion expanded its business development team in the Americas with the addition of George LeBron, Head of Market Development, and Marcus Rodrigues, Technical Sales Manager. Telenor Connexion’s newest team members will continue to build on the company’s established successes with customers such as Volvo, Nissan, Tom Tom, General Electrics and Securitas.

The expansion further strengthens the company's position in the M2M, telematics and wireless markets, as well as supports strong growth in vertical markets such as healthcare, automotive and insurance and asset management. Through the company’s unique proactive service awareness solution, customers in these markets will have full control of status, location and performance of connected devices, while enjoying highest level of customer service awareness and response.

“Telenor Connexion has a proven record in delivering reliable, future-proof and dynamic M2M solutions that deliver cost savings, flexibility, efficiency and improved services,” said Fredrik Åkerlind, Head of Regions Americas. “With LeBron’s expertise in the region, Telenor Connexion will further explore new opportunities and provide new and existing customers with world-class premium embedded connectivity solutions for business and life critical applications.”

LeBron brings more than 20 years of international wireless experience to Telenor Connexion. Prior to joining the company, LeBron served as Vice President of sales for the embedded wireless technology division and the wireless network services division at a leading M2M MVNO. He also held key positions at one of the industry’s top global wireless module OEMs, Wavecom Inc., including General Manager for Latin America. His experience and contributions in the wireless sector date back to 1991, and span from mass wireless consumer applications to automotive telematics, mobile health, and other industry verticals.

Rodrigues is seasoned professional with more than 11 years of experience in the telecommunications and IT business. He recently served as Senior Sales Engineer and Senior Solutions Architect at MFormation Technologies, Inc. His previous employers include Worldcell where he worked as Business Development Manager and Network Operations Engineer, Delphi Automotive and LogicaCMG.

Both LeBron and Rodrigues will report to Fredrik Åkerlind, Head of Sales Region Americas, located in California.

For more information, please contact:
VisiTech PR for Telenor Connexion
Julia Fedorova,, +1 (303) 752-3552 x223

Kristina Grandin, PR and Communications, Telenor Connexion , +46 734 25 26 21

About Telenor Connexion
Telenor Connexion is the leading provider of premium M2M solutions for business and life critical applications, regardless of the vertical market. Building on more than 10 years of M2M experience, Telenor Connexion provides customers with tools that allow for full control of status, location and performance of their connected devices. Telenor Connexion has provided reliable, international M2M solutions to a number of global customers such as Volvo, Nissan, Daimler, TomTom, Omron, Scania, Qualcomm Enterprise Services, Hitachi and Securitas. The company was established in 2008 and originates from the successful M2M business within Telenor Sweden. Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, one of the world’s major mobile operators.
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