SAN DIEGO November 24, 1998 Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) todayannounced the appointment of George Dunn to vice president of U.S. salesand David Hooper to vice president of international sales for QualcommWireless Business Solutions™ (QWBS). Together, Dunn and Hooper will beresponsible for worldwide sales of integrated wireless data solutions, suchas the OmniTRACS® system, to provide competitive advantages for QWBSpartners and customers.
In his new role, Dunn will be responsible for all domestic salesactivities, including customer service and support. "George's goal is tocontinue to develop a world class sales and customer support organizationthat is driven by the needs of the transportation industry and othermarkets with a need for mobile data," said Phil White, senior vicepresident and general manager of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. "Aswe expand our focus and develop new wireless solutions, George's truckingindustry expertise and broad knowledge of mobile data applications will bean invaluable asset for our current and future customers."
Hooper is returning to the international arena after serving for two yearsas vice president of U.S. sales. "Dave brings to his new position a proventrack record of international and domestic accomplishments," stated GeorgeMansho, vice president and general manager of international business forQualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. "Dave was instrumental in creating ahighly-successful best practices program for our U.S. sales team which heplans to bring to our international business partners to help increasesales in the global marketplace."
Dunn joined Qualcomm in 1989. He was formerly with ABF Freight Systems andCustomized Transportation Inc. A native of New Jersey, Dunn holds abachelor's degree in Materials Logistic Management from Michigan StateUniversity.
Hooper joined Qualcomm in 1990. He was previously employed withTrailmobile, Inc. A native of Nashville, Tenn., Hooper holds a bachelor'sdegree in Business Administration from Tennessee Tech University.
With over 250,000 OmniTRACS units sold worldwide, Qualcomm is the leadingprovider of mobile communications and information management systems to thetransportation industry. Qualcomm currently has mobile terminals operatingin the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Middle East, Mexico, Brazil,Japan, Korea, Malaysia and China.
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a leader in developing anddelivering innovative digital wireless communications products and servicesbased on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's majorbusiness areas include CDMA phones; Application Specific IntegratedCircuits (ASICs); wireless infrastructure; technology licensing; andsatellite-based systems including OmniTRACS® and portions of theGlobalstar™ system. Qualcomm is headquartered in San Diego, Calif.Qualcomm's fiscal 1998 revenues exceeded U.S. $3 billion. For moreinformation, please visit the Company's web site athttp://www.qualcomm.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news releasecontains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks anduncertainties, including timely product development, the Company's abilityto successfully manufacture significantquantities of CDMA or otherequipment on a timely and profitable basis, and those related toperformance guarantees, change in economic conditions of the variousmarkets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from timeto time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K forthe year ended September 27, 1998, and most recent Form 10-Q.
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Qualcomm and OmniTRACS are registered trademarks and Qualcomm WirelessBusiness Solutions is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Globalstar isa trademark of Loral Qualcomm Satellite Services, Incorporated.