Suresh Ram has been appointed president of u-blox America, a wholly owned subsidiary of u-blox AG, a Swiss wireless and positioning technology company.
Ram’s appointment takes effect immediately. He is responsible for sales, marketing, field applications and operations aimed at supporting the growing regional customer base.
“The Internet of Things presents enormous opportunities for wireless technology,” Ram said. “As this emerging and rapidly developing application space matures, my focus will be on further strengthening our market position, investing in our technology, streamlining our operations and building new partnerships.”
Most recently, Ram served as head of the Americas’ RF and Sensors Business Unit within Infineon Technologies, and senior director of Global Marketing for Fluke Corporation.
Ram will be assisted by Nikolaos Papadopoulos, who has been appointed to the new position of senior vice president of strategy. Together, the management team will continue to develop key markets for u-blox’s range of positioning and wireless products.
“I look forward to Mr Ram’s contribution to develop and lead new strategies for introducing the class-leading range of u-blox products to meet the emerging demands and opportunities within the industrial, automotive and consumer IoT markets,” said u-blox’s CEO Thomas Seiler.
The new appointments strengthen the position of u-blox in the Americas, with a key objective of supporting the long-term needs of its customers and their markets. The appointments will help the company meet its medium-term goal of becoming a leading Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity company.
Ram has worked in the semiconductor and automation industries in roles that include general management, marketing and leading engineering teams to develop products for wireless infrastructure, consumer, medical, industrial automation, test equipment, military and aerospace markets. He holds a master of business administration from Santa Clara University and master of science in electrical engineering from Clemson University, South Carolina.