Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), the leader in mobile communications for the transportation industry, today announced the promotion of Norman L. Ellis to vice president and general manager for Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions (QWBS), a division of Qualcomm and part of the Wireless and Internet Group. In his new role, Ellis will have specific responsibility for overseeing the transportation and logistics markets and promoting Qualcomm’s industry-leading fleet management solutions.
“Norm has successfully led QWBS’ efforts to deploy and integrate wireless data solutions and has been directly responsible for the signing of several of our marquee customer fleets. Most
recently, he has played a pivotal role in the development of our homeland security solutions,” said Chris Wolfe, president of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. “Norm has an excellent vision for where the transportation and logistics business is headed and we look forward to the success he will bring to the transportation and logistic group.”
Prior to his role in homeland security, Ellis provided leadership for the Private Fleet and Less-than-Truckload markets for QWBS. Ellis joined Qualcomm in 1998 as director of program and product development for QWBS. He has provided strategic leadership with a focus on customer-specific solutions by directing internal resources from a variety of functional areas to achieve successful results.
Before joining Qualcomm, Ellis held key management positions at Mason Dixon Lines, Overnite Transportation Co., and Service Transport, Inc. He has more than 20 years of 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, Va.
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. Today, Qualcomm’s fleet management solutions continue to set the standard by offering products and services that meet and exceed the demands of a constantly changing marketplace. Now with FleetAdvisor®, a paperless solution to ensure DOT and IFTA regulatory compliance; GlobalTRACS®, an equipment management system for the construction equipment industry; OmniExpress®, a
CDMA-based wireless communications system; and other industry-leading technologies, Qualcomm continues to expand into new mobile markets.
Qualcomm is the industry’s global leader in providing high-value wireless data solutions with Network Operations Centers that process more than nine million transactions each day. Qualcomm has shipped more than 523,000 Qualcomm mobile systems to businesses in more than 39 countries on four continents.
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. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2003 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the extent and speed to which Qualcomm products are deployed, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 28, 2003, and most recent Form 10-Q.