Montreal – Vantrix, the leading provider of content adaptation and optimization solutions for converged wireless, broadband and cable networks, today announced the appointment of John Major as an Independent Director to the Vantrix Board of Directors. The strategic addition to the Board caps a strong first quarter for Vantrix, highlighted by four new customer wins and the Frost & Sullivan 2009 Mobile Content Optimization Solution of the Year Award.
In his role as Independent Director, to which he brings a wealth of experience, Mr. Major will support Vantrix by providing expertise and strategic advice regarding potential growth strategies. He has been serving as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Broadcom since May 2008, having joined the company as an Independent Director in 2003. He also serves as Director of three other public companies, including Lennox International, Littelfuse, Inc., and ORBCOMM, Inc.
In January 2003, Mr. Major founded MTSG, a strategic consulting and investment company. Prior to MTSG and throughout his career, Mr. Major served in various executive roles ranging from Chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless, President of Wireless Infrastructure at Qualcomm, and CTO at Motorola. Mr. Major holds a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University.
“Mr. Major’s experience in developing world-class organizations will significantly contribute to Vantrix expanding its market leadership in content adaptation and optimization for converged network operators,” said Allan Benchetrit, CEO of Vantrix. “We look forward to benefiting from his participation on our Board of Directors as he will contribute deep insight to support our continued growth.”
“I am delighted to join the Vantrix Board of Directors. I have been impressed by the company’s management team and market traction, and I look forward to actively participating in the continued success of the company. I see converged multimedia services as one of the most exciting markets in the industry and Vantrix is a clear category leader,” commented John Major.