Mark Powell, who started his mobile career at Technophone Ltd before working for Nokia, Motorola and Kineto Wireless, has been appointed as the new executive director of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group.
Mr Powell co-founded Kineto Wireless in 2001, working as vice president of the company’s client software business before joining the Bluetooth SIG. His new role will see him leading technology and market development for the global Bluetooth wireless standard.
Chris Hansen, chairman of the Bluetooth SIG board, said “Mark has the perfect mix of wireless industry technical expertise and entrepreneurial experience required by the Bluetooth SIG as we build on our success and forge into promising new areas.”
The Bluetooth SIG currently has over 16,000 members and has seen over 7 billion Bluetooth-equipped units shipped.