Turkish wireless modem and set-top specialist AirTies has appointed Philippe Alcaras as CEO. Bulent Celebi, the co-founder of AirTies, remains executive chairman.
Alcaras was previously CEO of the Philips home networks and before that CEO of Nagra France and general manager of Thomson Digital TV STB.
Celebi said, “The Internet is transforming the broadcast and broadband industries into the connected home, wirelessly streaming HD video to multiple rooms and multiple screens. We see huge opportunity for a fast moving, innovative player like AirTies. The founding AirTies team has built a great foundation. Given our ambition for AirTies to become one of the leaders in this transforming industry, we as the board decided to hire an industry veteran who can lead the company in this new stage. We’re delighted to have attracted an industry leader with Philippe’s caliber as the new CEO. The entire team is excited that Philippe is taking the helm of the AirTies executive team.”