Snell Names Telecom Vet Chief Technical Officer
READING, U.K.: Snell has appointed Robert
Rowe as chief technology officer. Rowe, a 15-year veteran of the global
telecommunications and satellite industries, will assume responsibility for
both engineering implementation and technology strategy for Snell’s systems,
product, and technology portfolio, and will be responsible for managing the
development life cycle.
Rowe will report directly to Snell CEO Simon Derry.
Prior to joining Snell, Rowe was an independent consultant to Cambridge Silicon
Radio, where he was involved in its acquisition of SiRF. Previously, Rowe
served as an internal consultant for Cambridge Silicon Radio and was also chief
technology officer for Cambridge Positioning Systems Ltd for seven years.
There, he led the company’s development of cellular positioning systems
including GPS and terrestrial solutions. Other prior positions include vice
president of network design and technology for Aerial Communications, technical
director for AirTouch PCS, and technical director of Telesis Technologies
He was also instrumental in launching the U.K. presence of Orange, the fifth
largest telecom operator in the world. Rowe holds a master’s degree in
engineering communications from the University of London.