Mt Laurel, New Jersey – Ulticom, Inc. today announced the appointment of Bruce D. Swail as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately.
Ulticom is a premier provider of signaling software that enables telecommunications network equipment and service providers to deploy services within wireless, IP, and wireline networks. Ulticom was acquired by Platinum Equity in December 2010.
Mr. Swail joins Ulticom from US Robitics, a leading provider of internet access and networking products, where he has served as CEO since 2007. US Robotics is also a Platinum Equity company.
"Bruce is a proven leader and accomplished communications industry veteran," said David Anglin, partner at Platinum Equity. "He has the right combination of management experience and engineering expertise to lead Ulticom into the future."
Ulticom's Signalware products interconnect the complex switching, database and messaging systems found in telecom networks and manage the vital number, routing, and billing information that form the backbone of today's global public networks.
Mr. Swail succeeds Shawn Osborne, who has served as Ulticom CEO since 1997. Mr. Osborne is leaving Ulticom to pursue other opportunities.
Mr. Osborne was responsible for leading Ulticom’s successful Initial Public Offering in April 2000 and positioning the company as a premier telecommunications hardware and software provider. Mr. Osborne will be available over the next several weeks to help ensure a smooth leadership transition for both clients and associates.
Prior to US Robotics, Mr. Swail served as Vice President and General Manager of the Digital MultiMedia Division of Flextronics. He also worked for 20 years at Motorola in various business, operations and engineering positions during the advent of Wi-Fi and wireless data communications. Mr. Swail began his career in the aerospace industry for Bristol Aerospace Ltd., a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce, PLC.
Mr. Swail, 52, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Manitoba, Canada. He is also the author of two U.S. patents in wireless data communications.
About Ulticom, Inc.
Ulticom (www.ulticom.com) provides service essential signaling component and system solutions for wireless, wireline, and Internet communications. Ulticom's products are used by leading telecommunication equipment and service providers worldwide to deploy broadband mobile access, multimedia transport control, subscriber data management and enhanced communication services. Ulticom is headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.