SUNNYVALE, Calif. — PalmSource, Inc., provider of Palm OS, a leading operating system powering next generation phones and mobile devices today announced the appointment of Patrick McVeigh as senior vice president, worldwide licensing and sales. McVeigh reports to David Nagel, PalmSource president and CEO.
McVeigh, 52 years old, brings more than 20 years experience in the high technology and consumer electronics industry to PalmSource.
He is the former CEO of Aliph Corporation, a developer of next-generation audio and speech technologies for mobile communications devices. At Aliph, McVeigh prepared the company for the commercial launch of their technology to the consumer electronics and cellular after-markets.
Prior to Aliph, he was chairman and CEO of Omnisky Corporation until selling the business to Earthlink. While with Omnisky, McVeigh developed and executed the launch of service within one year of founding the business. He grew revenues from $0 to $43 million on a run rate basis.
In addition to his strategic and operational responsibilities with Omnisky, McVeigh developed strategic carrier relationships and launched data rich services on a number of networks including AT&T, Verizon, BT Cellnet and Viag.
McVeigh was also with the former Palm, Inc. where he was responsible for worldwide sales of all Palm products as well as international marketing and operations. While with Palm, he drove sales from $0 to $800 million run rate in three years.
Before joining Palm, McVeigh spent nearly 10 years with Apple Computer in a variety of sales positions.
“Pat’s proven record and management skills make him an excellent addition to the PalmSource management team,” said David Nagel, PalmSource president and CEO. “I’m confident his depth of experience and knowledge will help PalmSource grow its business while identifying and capitalizing on new sales opportunities in the global phone and mobile device markets.”
McVeigh holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.
PalmSource, Inc. is the company behind Palm OS, a leading operating system powering mobile information devices. Approximately 38 million Palm Powered handhelds and smartphones have been sold to date worldwide. Industry leaders Aceeca, AlphaSmart, Fossil, Garmin, GSL, Kyocera, Lenovo, palmOne, QTech, Samsung, Sony, Symbol Technologies and Tapwave license Palm OS to create diverse mobile devices that meet unique customer needs. Palm OS has given rise to a large community of users, enterprises, developers and manufacturers, who together make up the Palm Powered Economy. More information about PalmSource is available at www.palmsource.com.