Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, today announced the appointment of Rich Sulpizio as president and CEO of Qualcomm Enterprise Services (QES). Sulpizio rejoins Qualcomm with more than 10 years of leadership experience in the Company, including previously serving as Qualcomm's president and COO. In his new role, Sulpizio will provide strategic and operational leadership to grow QES' market share globally. Sulpizio will succeed Bob Walton, who has decided to look for other opportunities.
“Rich's leadership contributed significantly to making Qualcomm what it is today, and we are very fortunate to welcome him back. His experience will be important to guiding QES into new markets and enhancing its partner and customer relationships,” said Steve Altman, president of Qualcomm. “We are thankful to Bob for his service and contribution to QES. Under his leadership, QES has improved its operational focus and execution, and has delivered on critical new products.”
Sulpizio most recently served as president of MediaFLO USA, Inc. (now FLO TV Incorporated), a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, overseeing the development and deployment of MediaFLO technology, and previously as interim president of Qualcomm China. From 1998 to 2001, he led the Company as president and COO. During his 10 years with Qualcomm, he also served as president of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions (now QES). Sulpizio earned a bachelor's degree from California State University, Los Angeles and a master's degree in systems management from the University of Southern California.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2009 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com