Wi-Fi specialist Ruckus Wireless today announced the appointment of former director of channels EMEA at Bluesocket
, James Calderbank
, as director of enterprise sales covering the EMEA region.Calderbank
will be responsible for opening, building and managing the distribution channels for the Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex, a wireless LAN system for mid-sized businesses and hot zone operators.Calderbank has held executive positions with companies including Nokia Enterprise Solutions, Bluesocket, Symbol Technologies and Ingram Micro.
current role, Calderback will be responsible for building a two-tier distribution system throughout EMEA for Ruckus Wireless' growing enterprise wireless LAN business - signing top tier channel partners to sell the ZoneFlex Smart WLAN system.Calderbank
grew EMEA revenues more than 50 per cent year on year in 2005 and 2006 at Bluesocket
is also skilled at devising and implementing partner programmes, including a competitive upgrade programme at Nokia Enterprise Solutions
- a factor in achieving EMEA sales of 115 per cent of its target."James joins us at an exciting time when companies are starting to utilise Wi-Fi for a number of different services, such as fixed mobile convergence, the uptake of which has been hindered by traditional Wi-Fi's inherent instability and interference," says Selina Lo, president and CEO of Ruckus Wireless.
has filled a gap in the marketplace with a reliable multimedia wireless LAN that is affordable and ideal for organisations that don't want overly-complex solutions," adds Calderbank