Sierra Wireless, a global IoT solutions provider, has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Phil Brace as its new President and CEO, effective July 26th. The current President and CEO, Kent Thexton, will stay on at Sierra Wireless until August 13th to complete the transition.
“I am thrilled to welcome Phil to Sierra Wireless,” said Robin Abrams, Chair of the Sierra Wireless Board of Directors. “After an extensive search process, we are pleased to have secured a high-caliber candidate with a strong track record and more than 25 years’ experience in the semiconductor, server, and storage industries including hardware, software, services, engineering, marketing, and sales. I am confident Phil will add significant value in leading Sierra Wireless’ continued growth as a global IoT solutions provider.”
Brace was most recently Executive Vice President at Veritas Technologies. His previous executive roles include President of Seagate Technology’s Cloud Systems and Electronic Solutions, Executive Vice President at LSI Corporation, and General Manager at Intel Corporation.
“The global IoT solutions market is growing rapidly and Sierra Wireless is well positioned to lead with its strong portfolio of connectivity services, gateways, and embedded modules. I am very excited to join the company and look forward to making a major impact to drive growth and profitability,” said Brace.