Patrick J. O'Bright
Vice President of Operations and General Manager
Patrick O'Bright was appointed Vice President of Operations and General Manager in January 2003 where he leads Novatel Wireless? Operations Team and is responsible for managing manufacturing, quality assurance, and supply chain functions. Mr. O?Bright oversees the program management team, responsible for new product launches, and internal operational processes and efficiencies. Previously, he served as Director of CDMA Business and Strategic Development. Mr. O?Bright has extensive experience in the telecommunications industry with a broad background ranging from manufacturing and supply chain management to product development and launch. Prior to joining Novatel Wireless in September 2000, he was a Program Manager at Motorola, Inc., where he was responsible for market research, risk analysis, and revenue forecasting for next generation new product development programs. Prior to Motorola, Mr. O?Bright was Service Department Manufacturing Supervisor for Qualcomm Personal Electronics, Inc, where he managed a staff of 73 technical and professional employees and was instrumental in creating operational efficiency, inventory control, and increasing productivity and product yield.