WEST CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (August 20, 2019)

Vertex Wireless, LLC., a mobile device distribution provider with a 12+ year history of partnering with rural wireless carriers, announced today that industry veteran Mike Ruggles has joined Vertex Wireless as Director of Sales for the LRA/ACG channel members.  Ruggles will join Jim Thomas who, as Director of Sales for GSM carriers, already provides tremendous support to CCA.  Together, Mr. Thomas and Mr. Ruggles will provide a high level of experienced, professional support to the Competitive Carriers Association.

In his role, Mr. Ruggles will focus on assisting Regional Carrier Partners with portfolio planning, cost savings, supply chain efficiencies, product availability, and procurement.  Mr. Ruggles will also be responsible for continuing to drive the company’s strategy of creating innovative mobile portfolios and solutions that support the ever-evolving needs of our Regional Carrier Partners.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Mr. Ruggles’ caliber and experience here at Vertex Wireless,” said Brian Sipe, President of Vertex Wireless. “He is extremely well-respected within the Regional Carrier channel and will bring valuable experience to how we can provide the highest level of service and support to our Carrier partners.”

Ruggles brings over 28 years of experience within the telecommunications industry.  Prior to joining Vertex Wireless, Mr. Ruggles was National Sales Director at Ingram Micro Mobility (formerly Brightpoint), with specific responsibility for the Regional Carrier and MVNO distribution. In conjunction, Ruggles also managed all the related OEM/ODM relationships in support of the Regional Carrier channel.  Mr. Ruggles also brings OEM experience in his previous role with Samsung Telecommunications America as Sales Director – Regional Carrier and Distribution Sales.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Ruggles said: “I’m thrilled to join the Vertex Wireless team. They have a very diverse and unique product portfolio to distinctively serve the Regional Carrier telecom industry. I am eager to leverage my experience, passion for technology and mobility to address the various challenges faced by our Regional Carrier partners.”

Founded in 2006, Vertex Wireless has been an honored member and partner of the Competitive Carriers Association for over 10 years. As the industry’s leading mobile device distributor and solutions provider, Vertex Wireless remains relentlessly dedicated to supporting the CCA and it’s valued members.  Through the collaborative efforts of both Mike Ruggles and Jim Thomas, Vertex Wireless will provide unprecedented service and support for the Regional Carrier and CCA members.  Vertex Wireless remains dedicated to the task of advocating for Regional Carriers and their mobile device needs by find solutions that enable CCA members to compete against National Carriers.   

About Vertex Wireless

Vertex is a strategic 4PL partner for all mobility go-to-market 4PL, distribution, logistics, Android engineering, system integration, and mobile software solutions.  Vertex Wireless specializes in providing customized mobility solutions anytime, anywhere throughout the mobile ecosystem.  With extensive mobility knowledge, our diverse experience delivers valuable market insight that enables our partners’ new and innovative technology to revolutionize their business.  Vertex has direct distribution, parts, engineering, and service relationships with nearly every Original Equipment Manufacturer in North America.  These partnerships enable Vertex Wireless to provide both hardware and solutions spanning the entire mobility ecosystem.  More information on Vertex Wireless LLC may be found at www.vertexwireless.com.


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