Cellular Design Services appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Cellular Design Services ("CDS"), which provides wireless network solutions for complex, high-usage environments, has appointed Simon Saunders as Chief Executive Officer.

Simon Saunders (aged 38) was formerly Chief Technology Officer of CDS, and is a specialist in mobile communications systems. He has worked for leading mobile companies such as Motorola, Ascom and Philips Telecom, is a Visiting Professor to the Centre for Communication Systems Research at the University of Surrey, and is a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

Roger Jeynes, Chief Operating Officer of Interregnum, who has been acting as interim COO of CDS since its acquisition by Interregnum in February 2004, becomes a non-executive director of CDS. Dr John Forrest, CBE remains Chairman of CDS.

Commenting on this appointment Roger said "CDS has concentrated on higher margin, complex wireless infrastructure work, leading to deeper business relationships with operators such as O2, 3, T-Mobile, and BT, with equipment vendors such as Nokia, and with large property owners such as BAA; Simon Saunders has been critical to this transformation of the business."

Supporting Simon Saunders in his new role, are Mark Keenan who moves to Chief Operating Officer responsible for delivery of all services, Malcolm McGougan who continues as Director of Sales and Marketing and Louise Hillman who has been appointed as Financial Controller and Company Secretary.

Commenting on his appointment Simon Saunders said "At CDS we have built truly unique skills for which there is increasing demand at the start of the wireless decade. I am extremely motivated to make the most of this potential to help our customers maximise the benefits to their businesses of a wide range of wireless technologies Our new management team and integrated delivery structure will help us do this in an efficient and scaleable fashion."

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