SAN DIEGO -- December 5, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), the leader in mobile communications for the transportation industry, today announced the promotion of Norman L. Ellis to vice president of business operations for Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions (QWBS). Ellis will have specific responsibility for the private fleet, less-than-truckload (LTL) and leasing markets and will continue to expand Qualcomm's market leadership in the private fleet, LTL and leasing markets using QWBS products and services to provide fleets with industry-leading fleet management solutions.
"Norman and his team have successfully lead the effort to integrate our products and services with third parties and customer specific solutions for the private fleet, LTL and leasing markets," said George Dunn, vice president and general manager for Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions Domestic Operations. "Norman has been instrumental in helping QWBS sign and deploy key customer fleets, and has provided both vision and direction in the development of high-value wireless data solutions for private fleet and LTL carriers."
Ellis joined Qualcomm in 1998 as director of program and product development for the Wireless Business Solutions division. He has provided strategic leadership with customer specific solutions, directing internal resources from a variety of functional areas to achieve results. Over the last three years, his role has continued to expand with responsibilities for market growth in the private fleet and LTL markets. Ellis has overseen the launch of several new solutions in the year 2000, assuming increased responsibility to integrate QWBS products and services. Most recently, as senior director of business development, Ellis was responsible for successfully signing key customers in the private fleet and LTL markets for QWBS.
Before joining Qualcomm, Ellis held key management positions at Mason Dixon Lines, Overnite Transportation Co., and Service Transport, Inc. He has over 20 years experience in the transportation and logistics market and is a long time member of the Council of Logistics Management. Ellis is a graduate of Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia.
Qualcomm has helped the transportation industry become more efficient since 1988 when the introduction of the OmniTRACS® mobile communications system provided transportation companies with an innovative and effective way of managing logistics. Its fleet management solutions continue to set the standard by offering products and services that meet the demands of a constantly changing marketplace. With the introduction of OmniExpress®, a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)-based digital wireless communications and tracking system, along with trailer tracking and other industry-leading technologies, Qualcomm continues to expand into new mobile markets. With a Network Management Center that processes more than seven million transactions each day and over 400,000 Qualcomm mobile systems shipped to businesses in more than 32 countries on four continents, Qualcomm continues to lead the industry in providing wireless data solutions.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's business areas include CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) applications platform; Eudora® e-mail software; digital cinema systems; and satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar™ system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS and OmniExpress. Qualcomm owns patents that are essential to all of the CDMA wireless telecommunications standards that have been adopted or proposed for adoption by standards-setting bodies worldwide. Qualcomm has licensed its essential CDMA patent portfolio to more than 100 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is a 2001 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.