Executive Team Adds Seasoned Business Development and Satellite Services Expert to Support Growing Government Business Opportunities
ANNAPOLIS, MD, Oct 13, 2010 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced the appointment of Patrick Brant as vice president sales and marketing for its Government Solutions Group. Based in the company's Annapolis, MD office, Mr. Brant will lead a team of business development, sales, and marketing professionals to drive the company's expansion into new markets and growth in its customer base. He reports to Michael Bristol, senior vice president and general manager of TCS' Government Solutions Group.
Mr. Brant brings more than twenty-four years of executive and senior management experience in technology business management, market development, sales, and operations to TCS. Mr. Brant has served as president and CEO of four satellite-network companies -- including Lavell Systems and Loral Skynet, and has successfully led a revitalization of six organizations through all stages of their development, including an initial public offering. He is a graduate of University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in economics.
"Mr. Brant's broad satellite and business management experience coupled with his track record of creating and energizing top-notch business development teams will be a valuable resource to our company," stated Bristol. "We look forward to leveraging his experience to address markets for our total communications solutions, while strengthening our current customer business relationships to drive solid growth."
The TCS Government Solutions Group began as a systems integrator in 1987. Today, TCS is a leading provider of fixed and deployable communication solutions for government customers and mobile operators requiring high reliability and security, including the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Unified Combatant Commands, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service and various U.S. intelligence agencies.
About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise and professional services. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit www.telecomsys.com.
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