Lawrence Richenstein, Unwired Technology’s founder and former president and CEO, has moved up to become chairman of the board. Richenstein will advise the management team, pursue licensing avenues for the company’s WhiteFire digital wireless format and support the development of Unwired’s emerging European business.
Richenstein will also continue his involvement with CEA. This year he became vice chairman of the association’s Mobile Electronics Division and will remain a member of its Board of Industry Leaders.
Unwired appointed Joseph Damato to replace Richenstein as president and CEO. Damato has 18 years of product development, marketing and business management experience in consumer electronics. He had worked for Bose and most recently at Delphi, where he helped drive the company’s retail-based satellite radio and GPS navigation business.