GainSpan Names Robert Twomey as SVP Worldwide Sales

Wireless connectivity leader taps technology veteran to help propel company to forefront of IoT market

SAN JOSE, CA - GainSpan® Corporation, a leader in wireless connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT),a leader in wireless connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the appointment of Robert D. Twomey — a 29-year technology industry veteran — to the position of Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. He reports to Greg Winner, GainSpan CEO and president.

"As GainSpan moves into the next phase of company growth, we’ll look to Robert's formidable sales expertise and knowledge in driving executive level relationships with Tier 1 accounts and building go-to-market strategies that deliver results, to help propel GainSpan to the forefront of the IoT market," said Winner.

Bob Twomey

Twomey joins the GainSpan team with extensive expertise in wireless and Wi-Fi technology from his days at Agere Systems, Airgo Networks and Qualcomm. Most recently vice president of worldwide sales at HMicro, Inc., Twomey will be responsible for all aspects of GainSpan’s global sales, including Tier 1 and strategic customer engagement, as well as for managing the company’s network of distributors and representatives.

In the past 11 years, Twomey has generated significant shareholder value for companies such as sTec, which was acquired by Western Digital/HGST, Luxterra, Inc. (acquired by Molex), Qualcomm, and Airgo Networks (acquired by Qualcomm). His work has included pioneering innovative technologies into volume revenue, managing sales/FAE teams of 20-200, building sales teams internationally, and establishing personal contacts with CXO-level personnel in the industry.

"The growth of the IoT is driving innovation from companies of all sizes and across all industries," said Twomey. "By eliminating the hurdles involved in building great connected devices and bringing them to market, GainSpan’s wireless connectivity solutions are helping inspire new products and use cases that have the potential to transform how people work and live and improve enterprise productivity."

Twomey hold a bachelor’s degree in marketing and sales management from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in New York.

About GainSpan Corporation

GainSpan, a spinoff of Intel Corporation, is an innovator and leader in semiconductor solutions for wireless connectivity for the rapidly emerging Internet of Things. GainSpan solutions let customers easily create connected products for the Connected Home, Smart Energy, healthcare/fitness, control/monitoring in industrial, commercial and residential markets and high-speed audio, video and security applications.