Seasoned executives will drive accelerated growth and bring strong global leadership experience to the company
San Diego, September 25, 2014 — Airgain, Inc., an industry leader of embedded antenna technology, integration support, and test services for the in-home wireless device market, announced new members to its executive team. Leo Johnson has joined as the Chief Financial Officer and Simon Yang, Ph.D. has been promoted to Vice President of Engineering. In Johnson’s role with the company, he will continue to streamline processes and maximize efficiencies within all financial protocols while overseeing revenue and operational expansion for immediate and long-term strategies. Yang’s role will focus on structuring global product development engineering functions, the conceptualizing and management of simultaneous projects, and delivering designs to agreed specifications within time and budget.
“The last few years have been transformative for Airgain as we’ve built momentum while increasing our demand for our embedded antenna solutions,” said Charles Myers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Airgain. “Leo’s extensive experience in finance and successfully leading companies through similar high growth stages will prove essential to our business plan strategic direction moving forward. With the combination of Simon’s technology development experience, leading teams globally, and deep knowledge of the wireless market, he will continue to also be a tremendous asset to the company and executive team.”
Mr. Johnson brings over 30 years of executive leadership skills and building various high technology companies to Airgain. Previously working as the interim CFO for nearly two years, Mr. Johnson has been a key financial decision-maker while the company experienced significant revenue growth and global expansion. His strategic financial direction has helped lead the company through record revenue and shipment growth while guiding the company through a dynamically changing wireless market. “Airgain has seen multiple years of strong operational and financial increases,” said Mr. Johnson, commenting on his recent appointment. “I look forward to contributing to Airgain’s ongoing success while building our strategic vision to compliment the success of our customers and partners.”
Continuing to build upon Airgain’s growth with his unique experience, Mr. Johnson has worked extensively with companies of different sizes and stages. Previously, he held several financial positions at Verisign, Inc., including director of finance, a position he held since 2003. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Johnson served as CFO at Planning Technologies, Inc., a professional services company focused on network infrastructure and architecture that was acquired by Red Hat Inc.
With 30 years of executive experience in successful hardware engineering and product development, Dr. Yang has been promoted to Vice President of Engineering. He is responsible for Airgain’s overall technology strategy from initial R&D to final production and manufacturing. Dr. Yang has lead successful cross-functional teams across multiple countries by developing business strategies in the fields of embedded electronics, consumer electronics, and wireless communications. Overseeing full product cycle developments for the company, he has led his teams to produce the highest quality embedded antenna products that ensure peak performance for customer devices. Before joining Airgain in 2005, Dr. Yang was the Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO Australia, Senior Manager of Engineering at CeLight, Inc., and held a management position at Lumera Corporation.
Airgain is a leading provider of high-performance embedded antenna technology, integration support, and test services for the in-home wireless device market. Our innovative antenna systems open new possibilities for residential wireless services that require design flexibility and reliable, whole-home data and video coverage. We partner with and supply the largest blue chip brands in the world, including: original equipment and design manufacturers, chipset makers, and carriers. Airgain is headquartered in San Diego, California, and maintains design and test centers in San Diego, Taipei, Taiwan, and Suzhou, China. For more information, please visit www.airgain.com.
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