Kyocera Wireless Corp. Names Wireless Industry Veteran Stan Scheufler as Vice President of Product Management and Marketing
SAN DIEGO - August 21, 2001 - Kyocera Wireless Corp. today announced the appointment of Stanley T. (Stan) Scheufler, 38, as corporate vice president of product management and marketing. Scheufler, a former executive with Motorola Inc., Nokia Mobile Phones Inc., and QUALCOMM Incorporated, most recently held the post of site manager at Motorola's San Diego Design Center. Scheufler will report to Masahiro Inoue, CEO of Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. was launched in February 2000, following Kyocera's acquisition of QUALCOMM Incorporated's Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) consumer wireless phone business. Since then, Kyocera Wireless Corp. has launched a new line of CDMA tri-mode digital wireless handsets including the revolutionary Kyocera QCP 6035 smartphone, which unites voice communications, text messaging, e-mail and multiple methods of Web access with the power of a Palm OS®-based organizer.
"Stan brings a strong record of achievement in management, product marketing and product development in the wireless communications industry to Kyocera Wireless Corp.," said Masahiro Inoue, CEO of Kyocera Wireless Corp. "His experience is ideally suited to lead our efforts in developing advanced wireless products for emerging 3G networks and broadening our technology portfolio to include other leading wireless technologies."
Mr. Scheufler spent over 75 percent of his career at Motorola and also held positions at Nokia and QUALCOMM. He has been in the wireless handset industry since 1990, working with both GSM and CDMA technologies in engineering, marketing and product management.
Mr. Scheufler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Chicago.
About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. (KII), the North American headquarters and holding company of Kyocera Corporation. KII established Kyocera Wireless Corp. after acquiring QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Kyocera Wireless Corp. incorporates QUALCOMM's CDMA technology in the development and manufacture of wireless phones and accessories for customers worldwide. For more information on Kyocera Wireless Corp., please visit http://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, 2000, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled 812 billion yen (US$7.9 billion) with net income of 50 billion yen (US$489 million). Kyocera Corporation has been recognized by IndustryWeek magazine as one of "The World's 100 Best-Managed Companies."
Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. QCP is a trademark of Kyocera Wireless Corp. QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners
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