Nokia announced Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo will replace Jorma Ollila as CEO on June 1, 2006. He will also take over as president and COO in October of this year.
Nokia has appointed Kai Oistamo and Robert Andersson to the Nokia Group Executive Board. Oistamo is the new head of the mobile phones business group and Andersson will lead customer and market operations.
First Avenue Networks tapped Mike Gallagher to be its president and CEO, replacing Dean Johnson, who will remain on the board as vice chairman. Gallagher previously served as president of Flarion Technologies.
Palm has named Philippe Nahman as director for handheld and mobile manager activities in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Nahman previously served as regional director of Palm's development strategy and sales policy in France and Benelux.
Cingular Wireless named Ed Maruyama as director of sales in Hawaii. Maruyama formerly served as director of sales operations in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Providence Equity Partners appointed Michael Powell, former Federal Communications Commission chairman, as an advisor.
Actix announced Richard Evans as General Manager for the company's operations in the US. Evans previously served as head of the Americas operations for Openet Telecom.
The Cloud has announced Geoff Unwin as chairman. Unwin previously served as CEO for Cap Gemini.
In-Stat named Bryan Van Dussen as the company's director of service provider research. Van Dussen most recently served as the Yankee Group's director of telecommunications strategies research.
Ses Americom named Alan Young as senior vice president and chief technical officer.
EMS Wireless appointed Jay Clark as director of global sales. Clark was the national director of sales for EMS in the US and Canada.
Telecom Ottawa has appointed of Jacques Taillefer as acting COO. Taillefer formerly served as Telecom Ottawa's vice president of sales.
Psion Teklogix has announced Ron Caines as vice president of marketing.
PECO II announced Kevin Borders as vice president of marketing and product development. Borders previously served as president of Omnova Consulting. MobilePro named James Magruder as executive vice president, reporting directly to Jay Wright, chairman and CEO. Magruder most recently served as CEO of Direct Partner Telecom.
Network Chemistry appointed Andrew Lockhart as lead security analyst.
PowerDsine announced Dr. Ronald Black as a member of its board of directors.
Anaren named Robert Roberts to its board of directors. Roberts is president and CEO of Syracuse Research.