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Sierra Wireless appoints Kent Thexton as chief executive officer

Staff Writer | Richmond, BC, Canada | October 17, 2018
Kent ThextonSierra Wireless, a provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), appoints Kent Thexton as president and chief executive officer of the company.
Mr. Thexton has been serving as interim President & CEO since May 31st, 2018 and will assume the permanent role on November 1, 2018.

Mr. Thexton brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience in the cellular wireless and IoT industries as well as venture capital technology investing.

Mr. Thexton held prominent roles as Founding Chief Marketing Officer and board member of O2 plc in the U.K. (now part of Telefonica); the Chief Operating Officer of Rogers Cantel in Canada; and he co-founded a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) business in the U.S.

Mr. Thexton has spent the past five years in Canada as Managing Partner at OMERS Ventures and Co-founder and General Partner at ScaleUp Ventures.

He will continue to serve as a director on the company’s board.

In addition, Robin Abrams, who has served on the company’s board since 2010, has been appointed by the Board of Directors to be the new Chair replacing Mr. Thexton who joined the board in March 2005 and has served as Chair since February 2016.

In her new role, Ms. Abrams brings more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry having held key management positions for some of the world’s most high-profile technology companies, including Apple, VeriFone, and Palm Computing.

Ms. Abrams is currently an active director on three other Boards of U.S. based technology companies.

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