Telenor Connexion expands executive team to match emerging M2M service growth in the Americas

Telenor Connexion, M2M service provider, Monday announced the expansion of its executive team in North America to meet the growing demand for M2M services in the region.


Telenor Connexion, M2M service provider, Monday announced the expansion of its executive team in North America to meet the growing demand for M2M services in the region.

With the M2M market continuing to grow at a significant pace, Telenor Connexion expanded its business development team in the Americas with the addition of George LeBron, Head of Market Development, and Marcus Rodrigues, Technical Sales Manager. Telenor Connexion’s newest team members will continue to build on the company’s established successes with customers such as Volvo, Nissan, Tom Tom, General Electrics and Securitas.

The expansion is intended to strengthen the company’s position in the M2M, telematics and wireless markets, as well as supports strong growth in vertical markets such as healthcare, automotive and insurance and asset management.

“Telenor Connexion has a proven record in delivering reliable, future-proof and dynamic M2M solutions that deliver cost savings, flexibility, efficiency and improved services,” said Fredrik Akerlind, Head of Regions Americas. “With LeBron’s expertise in the region, Telenor Connexion will further explore new opportunities and provide new and existing customers with world-class premium embedded connectivity solutions for business and life critical applications.”

LeBron brings more than 20 years of international wireless experience to Telenor Connexion. Prior to joining the company, LeBron served as Vice President of sales for the embedded wireless technology division and the wireless network services division at a leading M2M MVNO. He also held key positions at global wireless module OEM, Wavecom Inc., including General Manager for Latin America. His experience and contributions in the wireless sector date back to 1991, and span from mass wireless consumer applications to automotive telematics, mobile health, and other industry verticals.

Rodrigues has more than 11 years of experience in the telecommunications and IT business. He recently served as Senior Sales Engineer and Senior Solutions Architect at MFormation Technologies, Inc. His previous employers include Worldcell where he worked as Business Development Manager and Network Operations Engineer, Delphi Automotive and LogicaCMG.

Both LeBron and Rodrigues will report to Fredrik Akerlind, Head of Sales Region Americas, located in California.