Wireless industry veteran brings over 20 years of innovation and leadership experience to role
San Diego – July 2, 2015 — On-Ramp Wireless, the leading provider of long-range connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it has appointed John Horn, an experienced and recognized M2M and IoT pioneer, to lead the company as chief executive officer.
“On-Ramp Wireless’ RPMA innovations have been deployed in networks across the globe and the company is positioned to expand at an even more aggressive pace,” said Babak Razi, Managing Partner of Third Wave Ventures and an On-Ramp Wireless board member. “John’s strong track record in the M2M/IoT space will significantly accelerate our growth and capitalize on the large opportunity that the IoT presents.”
John Horn joins On-Ramp Wireless after serving as president of RacoWireless, a leading provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity solutions where he led the company to record growth and achievement of multiple awards for accomplishments, including ‘Most Innovative Company’ and ‘Entrepreneurial Company of the Year’. Before joining RacoWireless, Horn was a leader at T-Mobile for more than nine years. At T-Mobile, he developed and managed indirect distribution for the California Launch – the largest launch in wireless history. During his last six years at T-Mobile, he focused specifically on developing the company’s M2M program and go-to-market strategy. He also helped T-Mobile earn recognition as the market leader for M2M services.
“It’s an exciting time to join the team at On-Ramp Wireless and I look forward to leading the company to greater heights,” commented Horn. “I’ve always been intrigued with the RPMA technology that the team at On-Ramp has developed, and now being in a position to turn it into a truly disruptive business makes the future very bright.”
Horn replaces Kevin Hell, who served as CEO since 2012. Hell will continue working with On-Ramp in an advisory role.
About On-Ramp Wireless
On-Ramp Wireless enables long-range connectivity for the IoT. The company’s revolutionary RPMA® technology offers unmatched range, capacity, battery life and performance, operating in unlicensed spectrum. On-Ramp provides a carrier-grade system suitable for public and large-scale enterprise multi-application networks, with proven global deployments in the most demanding environments. A wide range of partners integrate the patented RPMA technology to deliver solutions for smart grid, industrial automation, smart city and other IoT and M2M applications. For more information on On-Ramp Wireless including specific information on how RPMA can solve your connectivity challenges, please visit: www.onrampwireless.com or follow us on Twitter @OnRampWireless.
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