Tony Reis, Former CEO of Swisscom, Joins Esmertec's Board Of Directors
DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 30, 2004--Esmertec(TM) (www.esmertec.com), a leading provider of software solutions for mobile phones and embedded devices, is pleased to announce that Tony Reis has accepted to become a member of Esmertec's Board of Directors.
Tony Reis, a veteran in the Information Technology (IT) and telecommunication business, began his professional career in marketing management at IBM Switzerland after completing his business studies in Lucerne, Paris and London. He returned to the European headquarters of IBM in Paris in 1993 as General Manager of Country Operations. Four years later he moved to Swisscom where he held the post of Chief Executive Officer in 1998 and 1999.
Tony Reis currently serves on the Board of Directors of companies such as Clariant, Metallwarenholding AG and V-ZUG AG in Zug; ROLEX Manufacture SA in Biel/Bienne; and Karl Steiner AG, Generalunternehmung in Zug.
"Having Tony Reis on Esmertec's Board of Directors is our honor," said Alain Blancquart, Chairman and CEO of Esmertec. "His business acumen and decades of experience in the IT business will serve to help Esmertec in reinforcing our business strategies."
"IT and telecommunications are highly competitive business sectors. Esmertec's success in these markets speaks for its technology, its management skills, and its understanding of customers' and market needs," said Tony Reis. "I share their vision and look forward to contributing to Esmertec's growth."
Esmertec is a leading software company focusing on solutions and technologies for mass-market devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, home multimedia systems and machine-to-machine platforms. Esmertec provides JVM and J2ME enabling software solutions delivering high-performance computing on small devices to mobile equipment and consumer appliance manufacturers, embedded systems solutions providers, mobile service operators and application developers. Founded in 1999, Esmertec is a global company headquartered in Duebendorf-Zurich, with engineering, sales and customer support operations in Switzerland, Denmark, France, the UK, the USA, Singapore, China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan.
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