Lillelund plugs BlueSocket gap

Lillelund plugs BlueSocket gap

Industry veteran joins security vendor as new chief executive

Wireless security and management vendor Bluesocket has appointed industry veteran Mads Lillelund as chief executive and president.

Lillelund joins from manufacturer Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions, where he worked as chief executive. He has previously worked as executive vice president of worldwide sales and services at vendor Enterasys Networks and held various positions at Lucent Technologies and AT&T in Belgium, Ireland and the United States.

Peter Smith, chairman of the board at Bluesocket, said: "We are delighted to have Mads bring his years of industry experience to Bluesocket. His outstanding leadership skills and vast experience with global and channel partner business will be valuable to continuing the company’s growth and success."

Lillelund said: "I am very excited to join the Bluesocket team. The company recently surpassed 1,700 customers worldwide by providing the most open, secure and scalable wireless solutions.

"With the wireless LAN market poised for explosive growth, we aim to build upon our leadership position by forging new strategic alliance partnerships, growing our sales channels globally, and continuing to deliver best-in-class solutions for our customers," added Lillelund.