OTTAWA, September 12, 2005 - QNX Software Systems today named Paul Hohos as its director of automotive sales for North America. Hohos brings more than 20 years of automotive industry experience to QNX and will be responsible for managing the company's sales strategy for the automotive market.Hohos joins QNX from Wipro Technologies, where he was responsible for the company's North American automotive business, including establishing outsourcing models for the Embedded and Product Engineering Division and managing the sales cycle. Earlier in his career, Hohos spent more than a decade at Ford Motor Company in design engineering and product lifecycle management.
"We will rely heavily on Paul's expertise as we continue to expand our reach in the automotive space, particularly in North America," said Dan Dodge, CEO, QNX Software Systems. "His deep knowledge of the design and development of automotive applications, both in-house and with outsourcing companies, combined with his sales and management experience makes him a natural for the job and I am confident he will be an incredible asset to QNX."
"As telematics and in-car infotainment devices become more common, the market opportunity for QNX's ultra-reliable operating system continues to increase," said Hohos. "My goal at QNX is to build upon the partnerships already in place and to expand the global reach of the company by establishing new relationships with potential partners looking for technology that is second to none in the industry today."
An impressive lineup of Tier One automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Harman/Becker, Hyundai Autonet, Johnson Controls, LG Electronics, Mobis, Navis, and Visteon rely on the unmatched reliability and performance of the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system for automotive applications. Telematics units powered by QNX technology are found worldwide in vehicles built by Acura, Audi, DaimlerChrysler, Daewoo, Ford, Hyundai, Saab, and other auto manufacturers.
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE: HAR), is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS and QNX® Momentics® development suite together provide the industry's most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide.
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