OTTAWA, August 4, 2010
Software Systems Co.
today announced the
appointment of Derek Kuhn, P.Eng., as vice president of sales and
marketing. In this role, Mr. Kuhn will build relationships with QNX
customers and partners, and will develop strategies to increase market
share and revenue growth in the company`s core and emerging markets.
Before joining QNX, Mr. Kuhn held multiple roles at Alcatel-Lucent,
most recently as vice president of emerging technology and media. He
also served as vice president of strategy of the Americas region in the
office of the CTO/CMO, where he led business and technology strategy
across all of the companys product and service lines. While at
Alcatel-Lucent, Mr. Kuhn received the companys 2010 CEO Award.
From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Kuhn served as chairman of the non-profit
Broadband Content Delivery Forum, which acts as a liason between
service providers and content communities. During his tenure, he helped
the organization double in size. He also served as a board member of
the University of Southern Californias Entertainment Technology Center
in the School of Cinematic Arts from 2008 to 2010.
In 2005, Mr. Kuhn was granted a Top Forty Under 40 award by the Ottawa Business Journal
“Derek is an experienced leader and a strategic thinker, and we are
thrilled to welcome him to the team,” said QNX CEO Dan Dodge. “His
successes in a variety of roles and environments demonstrate a
versatility that will allow him to advance our business and industry
partnerships across the many markets the company serves.”
Mr. Kuhn holds a bachelors degree from Carleton University in Ottawa,
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems Co., a subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited
(RIM), is a leading vendor of operating systems, middleware,
development tools, and professional services for the embedded systems
market. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric,
Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network
routers, vehicle telematics units, industrial control systems, medical
instruments, security and defense systems, and other mission- or
life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems Co.
is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over
100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com
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