Thexton Appointed President, CEO of Sierra Wireless
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | Comments

Sierra Wireless appointed Kent Thexton president and CEO of the company. Thexton has been serving as interim president and CEO since May 31 and will assume the permanent role Nov. 1.

Thexton held roles as founding chief marketing officer and board member of O2 in the U.K. (now part of Telefonica); chief operating officer of Rogers Cantel in Canada; and as a co-founder of a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in the U.S. He has spent the past five years in Canada as managing partner at OMERS Ventures and co-founder and general partner at ScaleUp Ventures.

In addition, Robin Abrams, who has served on the company’s board since 2010, was appointed chair of the board f directors, replacing Thexton who joined the board in March 2005 and has served as chair since February 2016. Thexton will continue to serve as a director on the company’s board.

Abrams brings more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry. She has held key management positions for some of the world’s most high-profile technology companies, including Apple, VeriFone and Palm Computing. Abrams is an active director on three other boards of U.S.-based technology companies.

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