Skyworks Adds A Director To Board, Announces Retirement Of Another
Woburn, MA -- Skyworks Solutions, Inc. today announced that the company has elected David P. McGlade, executive director of mmO2 PLC and former CEO of O2 UK, to its board of directors. In other board-related matters, Donald R. Beall intends to retire in April following the upcoming stockholders' meeting.
"Dave McGlade is a tremendous addition to Skyworks' board of directors," said Dwight W. Decker, Skyworks' chairman of the board. "With more than 22 years of global experience in the telecommunications and cable industries, Dave's unique perspective from working with cellular service providers around the world will be a strategic asset to Skyworks."
McGlade, 44, served as CEO of O2 UK, a subsidiary of mmO2 PLC, one of the largest mobile communications companies based in the United Kingdom, since 2000. He was instrumental in turning around O2 UK, growing its customer base to over 14 million subscribers. He also led the creation of a joint venture with Tesco, the United Kingdom's largest retail group, uniquely positioning O2 UK to address underserved market segments. Just recently, McGlade was appointed CEO of Intelsat, a leading provider of satellite communications services worldwide, and will assume that role in April of 2005.
Before joining O2 UK, McGlade was president of the Western Region for Sprint PCS, where he was instrumental in taking the company from its inception to its successful launch and rapid customer growth period. He also held the position of CEO and co-founder of Pure Matrix, a U.S. software company that enables the creation of services on mobile phones.
Donald R. Beall to Retire
A Skyworks director since June 2002, Donald R. Beall, 66, has expressed his intention to retire from the board following the stockholders' meeting in April. Beall is the former chairman and CEO of Rockwell International, where he supported aggressive corporate investment in wireless semiconductor technology. Beall's retirement is part of his overall plan to reduce his many commitments and travel schedule.
"Don's vision has been particularly helpful in guiding the Skyworks organization," said Decker. "Although he will no longer serve as a board member, we look forward to maintaining our strong relationship and leveraging his broad industry knowledge.
"Over my three-year term, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Skyworks' outstanding board and executive team," said Beall. "I have every confidence in Skyworks' continued success."