Gene Santana commenced in the role on December 1st, 2020. His role is to work with Rolling Wireless’s R&D team on a Global basis to support carrier relations and certification as well as to support the Fibocom IoT business in North America.
“Gene will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to this important role. I am delighted to welcome Gene to join the team of Fibocom and Rolling Wireless,” said Dan Schieler, the Chief Executive Officer of Rolling Wireless Technology Co., Limited. “His appointment is aligned with the company’s business growth strategies. The hiring reflects the aggressive ambition of Rolling Wireless to grow its position as the global leader in automotive cellular connectivity and accelerate the global expansion of the Fibocom IoT business.”
Gene has more than 25 years of experience in carrier management, advanced technology and wireless industries, having held senior leadership positions at BlackBerry, Freescale Semiconductor and Motorola. He has served as the Head of Carrier Technical Operations Team at BlackBerry for the past ten years, and had led numerous successful cases in driving device launches, certifications, technical acceptances, and field support. Gene was Global Customer Program Manager at Freescale Semiconductor, responsible for "best-in-class" customer support and reference design development support, and held numerous positions at Motorola as Engineering Manager in Cellular R&D and RF Functional Manager, developing cutting edge wireless devices and antenna structures.
“I am excited about Rolling Wireless’s leadership opportunity and looking forward to working with such a talented team” Gene Santana said: “Fibocom's Industry advantage in the IoT sector and recent automotive embedded module business will allow us to grow exponential. I look forward to executing and expediting our Certification and Carrier Approval plans so we can launch high-quality products for our customers.”
About Rolling Wireless
Rolling WirelessTechnology Co., Limited is a joint venture company invested by Fibocom and three investment institutions, namely SHENZHEN CAPITAL GROUP CO., LTD.,Shenzhen Jianxin Huaxun Equity Fund Management Co., and Shenzhen Qianhai Red Earth M&A Fund Partnership (Limited Partnership). The invested funds will be used for the acquisition of the automotive embedded module assets of Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) through Rolling Wireless (H.K) Limited, the subsidiary of Rolling Wireless Technology Co., Limited. After the acquisition, the joint venture company Rolling Wireless (H.K.) Limited will operate the global automotive embedded module business independently.