Wi-LAN Appoints Hank Macchio as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.Business Editors
CALGARY, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 25, 2001
Wi-LAN Inc. (TSE See Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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2. See Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE). :WIN.), an innovator of high-speed wireless data and Internet communications, today announced Henry A. (Hank) Macchio has been appointed Chief Sales and Marketing Officer effective November 1, 2001.
The executive team recognized that efficiencies and economies could be realized by combining the separate sales organizations of Wi-LAN and its subsidiaries. By mutual agreement, Graham Smith has stepped down as Wi-LAN's Chief Sales and Marketing Officer to facilitate the transition to a single sales organization. Mr. Macchio has been with Wi-LAN Technologies (formerly UC Wireless) since 1998 and is the current President of this Wi-LAN subsidiary in Santa Barbara, California Santa Barbara is a city in California, United States. It is the county seat of Santa Barbara County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 92,325. .
"Graham Smith has built a strong direct sales force, grown our distribution channels and has initiated and completed OEM agreements to establish a solid sales strategy that will serve us well going forward," said Dr. Zaghloul. "We thank Graham for his many significant contributions and look forward to applying Hank Macchio's marketing savvy and wireless technology experience, which he has demonstrated at Wi-LAN Technologies, to our corporate sales effort."
Mr. Macchio joined UC Wireless (now Wi-LAN Technologies) in 1998 as President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. and participated in the sale of this privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. to Wi-LAN Inc. in April 2001. He has extensive experience in domestic and international telecommunications. Prior to joining UC Wireless, Mr. Macchio was Vice President and General Manager of the ComStream satellite networks division in San Diego, with major international business in China, Thailand, Indonesia, Mexico and Brazil. Prior to Comstream, Mr. Macchio gained small cap experience as General Manager of a start-up company developing wristwatch pagers jointly with SEIKO, and as a senior executive in a start-up venture in fiber optics. Mr. Macchio also has large cap experience as Vice President Engineering at Hughes Network Systems Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HNS), is a provider of broadband satellite network products for businesses and consumers. HNS pioneered the development of high-speed satellite Internet access services and IP-based networks with its original DirecPC service but which it now markets and as Vice President Marketing at ITT. He has served as General Chairman of the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Universal Personal Communications and as a Charter Member of the Board of Directors of the University of California The University of California has a combined student body of more than 191,000 students, over 1,340,000 living alumni, and a combined systemwide and campus endowment of just over $7.3 billion (8th largest in the United States). San Diego [UCSD] Center for Wireless Communications Research. Mr. Macchio has Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Electronics Engineering from Manhattan College and New York University New York University, mainly in New York City; coeducational; chartered 1831, opened 1832 as the Univ. of the City of New York, renamed 1896. It comprises 13 schools and colleges, maintaining 4 main centers (including the Medical Center) in the city, as well as the , and has completed extensive pre-Doctoral work in Operations Research, also at New York University.
About Wi-LAN Inc.
Wi-LAN is a global innovator in the field of high-speed wireless data communications, specializing in high-speed Internet access, LAN/WAN LAN/WAN Local Area Network/Wide Area Network extension and broadband wireless access. Wi-LAN is the Chair Company of the OFDM Forum (www.ofdm-forum.com). Wi-LAN believes its W-OFDM patent is necessary for the implementation of devices using the IEEE 802.11a or ETSI BRAN HiperLAN/2 standards. Wi-LAN's products have been sold in more than 50 countries on six continents. Wi-LAN's common shares trade on The Toronto Stock Exchange Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE)
Canada's largest stock exchange, trading approximately 1,200 company stocks and 33 options. under the symbol "WIN." Detailed information on Wi-LAN can be found at www.wi-lan.com.