Novatel Wireless Appoints Three New Vice Presidents

SAN DIEGO, Jul 31, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Novatel Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVTL) today announced three new appointments to its senior management team. The new vice presidents are Thomas Wayne Harleman, Jr. -- vice president of sales, Americas and APAC, Jon Driscoll -- vice president of product management, and Julie Cunningham, who returns to Novatel Wireless as vice president of communications and investor relations.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome these executives to the Novatel Wireless team," said Brad Weinert, Acting CEO and COO of Novatel Wireless. "These appointments extend the depth and breadth of our management team and provide us with the additional leadership as we continue to capitalize on the rapid growth in demand for wireless data worldwide."

Mr. Harleman brings over 20 years of senior management experience in the telecommunications industry to the Novatel Wireless team. Prior to joining Novatel Wireless, he served as vice president of sales and marketing for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of award-winning telephony, Internet, remote access and device networking products, and director of North American field sales for Digi International, a producer of device networking products. Mr. Harleman has also held senior positions at BlueBird Systems and ACS, Inc.

Mr. Driscoll brings to Novatel Wireless over 17 years of high tech and telecommunications management experience. Prior to joining the Novatel Wireless team he served as president and CEO at izenMobile, a wireless converged device and solutions provider. He also served as president and general manager, Americas at i-mate USA, a consumer mobile device provider, and executive vice president of business development at JMND Wireless Consulting. In addition, Mr. Driscoll has held senior management positions for Kyocera Wireless, Motorola, QUALCOMM, Nokia and Ericsson.

Ms. Cunningham has rejoined the company as vice president of communications and investor relations, having previously served the company as investor relations officer. Ms. Cunningham has also served as senior vice president of investor relations at QUALCOMM, Inc. where she was responsible for investor relations, communications and public relations during its rapid growth. Ms. Cunningham has over 20 years experience in investor relations and corporate, financial and regulatory communications and extensive relationships with large-mid and small-cap investors and equity analysts, as well as national and international media.


Novatel Wireless, Inc. is revolutionizing wireless communications. The company is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G WCDMA (HSDPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless' Merlin(TM) PC Cards and ExpressCards, Expedite(R) Embedded Modules, MobiLink(TM)Communications Software Suite, Ovation(TM) Fixed Mobile Convergence Products and Conversa(TM) Software Suite enable high-speed wireless access. The company delivers innovative 3G solutions to operators, distributors and vertical markets worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit (NVTLG)

This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued acceptance of Novatel Wireless' products and dependence on intellectual property rights. These factors, as well as other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel Wireless' filings with the United States.

(C) 2007 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless logo, Merlin, Expedite, MobiLink, Ovation and Conversa are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Novatel Wireless, Inc.

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