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New high calibre executives to grow operations and R&D

< 31 October 2006 > OnRelay, a pioneer in fixed mobile integration, has reached profitability and is aggressively growing its organisation. In this context, OnRelay today announced a number of organisational changes, including the executive appointments of Mark Wilce as Vice President of Engineering and Nigel Coopey as Vice President of Operations.

As the former VP of Engineering at Symbian, Mark Wilce brings 25 years experience developing mass-market software products. He has spent the last 10 years in the fast growing mobile space building state-of-the-art mobile solutions in both the OS platform and ISV (Independent Software Vendor) spaces. He joins OnRelay after launching the successful ShoZu consumer service at Cognima, where he headed Product Development. Wilce is also one of the founding executives of Symbian. There he was responsible for the core technology engineering and later created Symbian’s product management organisation. Wilce has also led software development teams at Psion Software (later acquired by Visto) and SCO.

Nigel Coopey, previously at Apropos Technology, comes to OnRelay with a long history of directing large scale telecom projects globally. Most recently, he worked for two Contact Centre solutions providers where he developed an in-depth understanding of the financial services and global telecoms markets. He was one of the founding members of the Apropos European office and created the Professional Services team before taking on the leadership of the company’s Global Services operation. During this period he directed major Contact Centre projects for clients such as Shell, Nokia, Mellon Bank and Schlumberger. Coopey’s career history includes the position of Managing Consultant at Aspect Telecommunications where he sold and directed projects for Orange, Vodafone and Bank of Scotland. He also led the integration of one of the first mobile data networks at Cognito in the 1990s.

“Attracting executives of Nigel and Mark’s calibre testifies to OnRelay’s opportunity and momentum. I am delighted they have both joined the company. We are confident that these appointments will have a strong and positive impact on our future,” says Ivar Plahte, CEO of OnRelay. “Nigel’s structured approach and business discipline will further strengthen our operational team while injecting valuable industry-specific experience into our organisation. Mark’s background speaks for itself. He is one of the very few people in Europe that has a proven experience in delivering mainstream market leading software products on a global scale,” Plahte continues.

As a further result of the reorganisation, OnRelay’s President and co-founder, Marie Wold, now oversees all Business Development activities, including strategic partnering and customer acquisition. OnRelay’s former VP of Sales, David Henderson, is no longer with the company. OnRelay’s former VP of Customer Services, David DeChambeau, joins Wold’s Business Development team.

Another important addition to OnRelay’s management team includes Iris Heinonen, who joins OnRelay as Director of Marketing. Heinonen was previously at a mobile banking company Meridea and is taking charge of OnRelay’s marketing and PR activities.

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About OnRelay

OnRelay is a pioneer in fixed mobile integration. It offers enterprises and mobile operators the only fully functional mobile voice solution. OnRelay’s MBX (Mobile Branch eXchange) seamlessly integrates mobile phones with corporate voice systems from a wide range of vendors. The solution operates over any public or private wireless network anywhere in the world.

OnRelay is a Delaware C Corp headquartered in the United Kingdom.

For additional information, please contact:

Iris Heinonen, Director of Marketing, OnRelay
+44 (0)1372 380 066 /

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OnRelay, Ltd.
+44 (0) 1372 380 066

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