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Novatel Wireless announces leadership change

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San Diego, Ca., USA - Novatel Wireless, Inc., a provider of intelligent wireless solutions, announced that it has appointed Alex Mashinsky interim chief executive officer.


Mr. Mashinsky has served since 2004 as Managing Partner of Governing Dynamics, an early stage investment and development company.

Prior to that, Mr. Mashinsky was founder and CEO of GroundLink and has also founded and operated a number of companies in the information technology sector, including Arbinet and Transit Wireless.

Mr. Mashinsky was appointed to the Company's Board of Directors in April 2014.

Mr. Mashinsky attended Tel Aviv University and Israel Open University.

He is replacing Peter Leparulo who will continue to serve on the Board of Directors.

The Board also promoted Slim Souissi, CTO of Novatel Wireless, to President and Chief Operating Officer.

Dr. Souissi has served as Novatel Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since 2004 and served as the company's Vice President and Chief Technology Officer from October 2002 to 2004.

He previously served as Novatel's Vice President of Emerging Technologies from December 2001 to October 2002 and as Principal Research Scientist from May 2000 to December 2001.

Prior to joining Novatel in 2002, he was Principal Staff Engineer in Motorola’s research and development operation from November 1994 to May 2000.

Dr. Souissi earned a Ph.D. and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Digital Signal Processing from the Ecole Superieure d’Electricite (France) and a Master of Science in Engineering from the Ecole Centrale Marseille (France).

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