Kyocera Wireless Corp. Names Don McGuire Vice President of Global Marketing
SAN DIEGO - Nov. 26, 2002 - Kyocera Wireless Corp., North America's leading manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones, has named Don McGuire its new vice president of global marketing. In this capacity, he will oversee all of Kyocera's global marketing activities, including public relations, advertising, and channel marketing.
McGuire brings to Kyocera more than 14 years of experience in the wireless telecommunications industry. He joins Kyocera from Leap Wireless International Inc. where he served as vice president of sales and marketing, managing sales, marketing and distribution activities in 40 U.S. cities under the Cricket brand. Prior to Leap, McGuire served as the area vice president and general manager for Cox Communications PCS LP, where he was responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and operation of all Sprint PCS business activities in the San Diego Market Area. McGuire also held executive management positions at Cellular One, CMT Partners Inc. and McCaw Cellular Communications Inc. (now AT&T Wireless).
"Don's rich experience with our customers, the wireless service providers, gives Kyocera an welcomed insider's perspective as we bring to market an exciting new product lineup," said Dave Whalen, corporate vice president of global sales and marketing at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "As our customer at Leap Wireless, Don always demonstrated excellent business skills and a keen vision for the wireless industry. We're confident that he will be a tremendous asset to Kyocera Wireless Corp."
McGuire holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from California State University, Chico. He also has done graduate work at Stanford University and has studied internationally, earning a degree in Italian and renaissance history.
"Kyocera has long been respected for its superior technical savvy in the wireless market," said McGuire. "My goal at Kyocera is to go beyond the technology and help communicate how these great products meet the needs of our customers. Through a strong combination of innovation and communication, Kyocera will continue to grow and maintain a leadership position in its markets."
About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA handsets and accessories for customers worldwide. Based in San Diego, the company is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified and has won city, state and federal awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling practices. For more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.
Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2002, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled US$7.78 billion (JP¥ 1,034,574 million) with net income of US$240.25 million (JP¥ 31,953 million).
2002 Kyocera Wireless Corp. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.
John Chier, Kyocera Wireless Corp.
phone 1-(858) 882-3543
Kim Coutts, Fleishman-Hillard for Kyocera
phone: 1-(619) 235-9995