iBwave Announces New Board of Directors
Telecom Industry Leaders are Chosen to Lead iBwave’s Corporate Governance
Montreal, Canada – November 2, 2009 – iBwave, the global in-building design software provider, today announced the appointment of the members of its new Board of Directors to oversee the corporate governance of iBwave Solutions. Effective today, iBwave’s new Board of Directors will combine their business and scientific acumen to help iBwave build on its successes and leverage new strategic global opportunities.
In addition to the external appointment of Ian Sugarbroad, Serge Fortin, Nicolas Bélanger and André Tremblay, executive team member Mario Bouchard, President and CEO of iBwave Solutions, will also act as a Board of Directors officer and will represent iBwave’s daily operations. Mike Cegelski, current Executive Chairman of iBwave, will also preside on the Board of Directors as the official chair.
“We would like to welcome Ian Sugarbroad, Serge Fortin, Nicolas Bélanger and André Tremblay to the iBwave Board of Directors. Each member brings tremendous commitment, talent, and experience to help guide and ensure the global growth and excellence of iBwave Solutions,” said Mario Bouchard, President and CEO of iBwave Solutions. “This Board is truly representative of the way we are shaping and positioning iBwave for continued success in the future. The appointment of the six members to iBwave's Board of Directors ensures that the company will continue to benefit from a diversity of knowledge and opinions.”
The appointed Board Members chosen by iBwave have all held executive positions in various professional areas of the wireless telecom industry. All members bring valuable know-how in leading and managing wireless telecom operations and technology evolution and will help iBwave better serve worldwide wireless carriers’ evolving business needs. Their deep knowledge of the wireless carriers key executives will help iBwave further expand its reach in the business and capitalize on its growth in the industry.
iBwave will continue to grow and evolve with new and innovative ways to support leading in-building wireless players and key industry leaders. iBwave will enlarge its international outreach to new and current wireless carriers to help them adopt and integrate enterprise-wide in-building solutions and services tailored to improve their in-building internal processes and their network deployment efficiency and reliability.
Executive members will continue to exercise daily operational responsibilities in their respective groups, reporting to the Board of Director to oversee overall direction, ongoing operations and ensure management continuity and the long-term success of the company.
Mike Cegelski presides as Executive Chairman of iBwave and plays a mentoring role in the company’s strategic and operational orientations since 2006. Prior to this date, Mr. Cegelski served as the President and CEO of the company for two years. Mr. Cegelski has over 25 years of experience in the Telecommunications and Information Technology industries.
Mario Bouchard, President and CEO of iBwave Solutions, Inc., has led an inspiring career path in the Telecommunications industry for the past 20 years. Prior to joining iBwave, Mr. Bouchard spent 14 years in key leadership roles to develop and expand in-building initiatives at Bell Canada and TELUS Mobility, two of the leading wireless carriers in Canada.
Nicolas Bélanger co-founded DTI Software in 1995. Under his guidance as President, DTI has become a world leader in the In-Flight Entertainment industry, serving over 105 international airline customers and was successfully sold to a publicly traded German group in January 2008. Since 2002, Nicolas Belanger also manages Group W Inc, a privately held growth and buyout investment fund, which he co-founded with his business partner. Nicolas was the recipient of the prestigious recognition Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2007.
Ian Sugarbroad became an independent telecommunications consultant in 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Sugarbroad was named Vice-President at ADC Telecommunications following their acquisition of LGC Wireless Inc. for $169 million in November 2007. Ian Sugarbroad was President and COO of interWAVE Communications Int’l Ltd., a GSM and CDMA equipment manufacturer. He led interWAVE's NASDAQ IPO in 2000, raising $65 million, and acquired a number of private companies to broaden the corporation’s product line and market reach.
André Tremblay is a Founder and Managing Partner of Trio Capital Inc, a private investment management company. He has more than 20 years experience in the telecommunications industry, where he has been actively involved in the conception, financing and management of several companies. For almost 10 years, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Microcell Telecommunications. In 2005, he was appointed by Canada’s Industry Minister as member of the Telecommunications Policy Review.
Serge Fortin is currently president, CEO and co-owner of Exeo systems and of LDI Technology, a company that specializes in technology-enhanced LED street and industrial lights. During his career, Mr. Fortin has designed and executed restructuring initiatives of numerous companies such as SR Telecom and Teleglobe where he served as President and CEO. He has held senior management positions in high tech and telecommunications companies around the world. He also served as president of Yellow Pages and TATA Teleservices. His numerous accomplishments include the launch of cellular service in Quebec in the early 1980s, the establishment of the 911 service in Montreal in 1985, and the creation of the first private telecommunications company in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India in 1996.
iBwave Solutions, the standard for converged indoor network planning is the power behind great in-building wireless experience, enabling billions of end users and devices to connect inside a wide range of venues. As the global industry reference, our software solutions allow for smarter planning, design and deployment of any project regardless of size, complexity or technology. Along with innovative software, we are recognized for world class support in 90 countries, industry’s most comprehensive components database and a well-established certification program. For more information visit: www.ibwave.com
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