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Zinwave Appoints Scott Willis Chief Executive Officer


January 15, 2016
By Business Wire News

SAN JOSE, Calif.

Zinwave, a global provider of wideband distributed network solutions for in-building wireless and IP coverage, announced today the appointment of Scott Willis as CEO in a bid to drive the company’s next wave of growth in a buoyant wireless market. This appointment swiftly follows an active recruitment program to strengthen Zinwave’s commercial and technical teams globally and the opening of larger premises in San Jose to support its growing customer base in Silicon Valley as well as the rest of North America.

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Zinwave announced the appointment of Scott Willis as CEO in a bid to drive the company's next wave o ...

Zinwave announced the appointment of Scott Willis as CEO in a bid to drive the company’s next wave of growth in a buoyant wireless market. This appointment swiftly follows an active recruitment program to strengthen Zinwave’s commercial and technical teams globally and the opening of larger premises in San Jose to support its growing customer base in Silicon Valley as well as the rest of North America. (Photo: Business Wire)

Willis comes to Zinwave as a recognized telecommunications leader and has over 30 years’ executive-level experience with leading technology firms and network operators including Ericsson, Nokia, BellSouth and Sprint. He is a proven global leader with a demonstrated track record in building successful businesses. Scott brings the right balance of leadership, operational and technical expertise, and enthusiasm for building customer relationships to elevate Zinwave to be a global leader in its industry.

Previously, Willis was Executive Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Executive for Goodman Networks, a privately held leader in the design, engineering, deployment, and integration of wireless communications networks. Prior to Goodman, he was Executive Vice President and General Manager at Ericsson. Willis has also held senior positions at Nokia, BellSouth, Sprint, as well as KeyBridge, a smaller global corporation in the communications field.

“With its unique wideband distributed antenna system based on advanced photonics and wideband amplification technology developed by world-class researchers, Zinwave is a strong technology leader and innovator in the DAS space,” said Willis. “I look forward to translating that leadership into broader market success.”

Zinwave’s wideband DAS supports any combination of wireless and IP services between 150MHz-2700MHz on a one layer infrastructure, regardless of protocol or modulation scheme. It is also the only system to support multiple FDD and TDD LTE services simultaneously across any spectrum allocated globally.

About Zinwave

Zinwave is a global provider of a unified connectivity platform for in-building wireless and IP coverage. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, England, with regional offices in San Jose and Macau. Zinwave’s RF planning, program management and execution teams are highly skilled, with extensive experience in all areas of wireless communications and international telecoms. Sales activities are global and the company has established relationships with all major operators, system integrators and neutral host providers. Zinwave is a subsidiary of McWane Inc. (www.mcwane.com), a privately held US manufacturing company and owners of a global group of wireless technology companies.

About McWane Inc.

McWane, Inc. is a family business based in Birmingham, Alabama, with companies across the United States and the world. At the McWane Family of Companies, we cast ductile iron products–including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, and plumbing products–manufacture fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, steel pressure vessels, build network switches and monitoring equipment. We continue to be the leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on the safe, environmentally-friendly manufacturing of our products. The company employs more than 6,200 workers and has a longstanding commitment of support to those communities where our employees live and work. For more information, please visit www.mcwane.com.

Zinwave, Ltd.
John Spindler, 408-464-8111
jspindler@zinwave.com