August 7, 2008

SHC Appoints President and CEO for North American Division

Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices, a manufacturer of DECT and IP phones as well as broadband routers, has appointed Rod Keller as president and CEO of its North American division. He replaces Gerd Pasedag, who will return to the company's headquarters in Munich, Germany.

In this role, Mr Keller will lead a North American team charged with expanding the Siemens presence in both retail markets and with service providers for their cordless voice, next generation communication and broadband solutions in the US, Canada and Mexico.

Mr Keller, a technology veteran, has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry and most recently worked as vice president of worldwide sales at Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems. He has previously worked as president and CEO of Augmentix Corporation and in various senior management roles at Trilogy Software, Toshiba, DEC, Compaq, Dell and Epson.

Jose Costa e Silva, global CEO of Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices (SHC), said: "We are pleased to be able to have someone with the experience of Rod Keller at the helm of our North American organization. The US, Canada and Mexico markets is of growing importance as there is an increasing demand for innovative and high quality products in the field of home communication."