WaterCove Networks Expands Depth of Industry Leading Wireless Data Management Team

-- New Vice Presidents Head up Critical Business Development and Operations

Teams, Add Fifty Years of Experience to Management Roster --



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from WaterCove Networks, Inc.

    CHELMSFORD, Mass., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- WaterCove Networks, Inc., a
 leading developer of next-generation wireless data networking infrastructure,
 today announced the addition of Jerry W. Stupka as Vice President of Business
 Development, and Glenn Cozzens as Vice President of Operations to the
 company's senior management team.  Stupka and Cozzens bring a combined total
 of fifty years of industry experience to WaterCove Networks.
     As Vice President of Business Development, Stupka will lead the company's
 customer acquisition and development programs.  Cozzens, as Vice President of
 Operations, will control all aspects of WaterCove Networks' operations
 including manufacturing and product delivery.  The addition of Stupka and
 Cozzens deepen WaterCove Networks tremendous experience in data networking and
 mobile communications, further expanding the company's ability to provide
 operators with an easy and profitable migration to the next-generation of
 wireless communications.
     "Jerry Stupka has been selling infrastructure products to mobile network
 operators for years," said Peter Lojko, President and CEO of WaterCove
 Networks.  "He has conducted extensive business in North America, Europe, Asia
 and South America.  Jerry understands the needs of the mobile network
 operators, has many established relationships, and will quickly establish
 substantial traction for WaterCove on a global scale."
     "Glenn Cozzens has substantial manufacturing and operations experience and
 proven track record of bringing new, innovative technologies like WaterCove's
 to market on time and according to plan," Lojko continued.  "Glenn will drive
 WaterCove's ability to consistently deliver the highest quality product in a
 way that meets the requirements and expectations of our customers."
     Jerry W. Stupka joins WaterCove Networks as Vice President of Business
 Development with nearly 30 years of sales and business development experience
 in the areas of RF wireless communications and wireless broadband data
 services.  Previously, he was Vice President of Sales Operations at Netbeam,
 Inc., a wireless broadband Internet service provider.  Prior to Netbeam,
 Stupka was Vice President of International Sales and Marketing at Allen
 Telecom Inc., a manufacturer of cellular infrastructure and related products.
 In his 12 years with Allen Telecom, Stupka was responsible for all
 international sales, marketing and channel development in Latin America, Asia,
 and portions of Western Europe.  Prior to Allen Telecom Inc., he held sales
 positions with regional General Electric two-way radio distributor companies
 and Motorola, where he served in both direct sales and territory sales
 management roles.
     Glenn Cozzens, Vice President of Operations, has over 20 years experience
 in establishing and leading high tech manufacturing operations with
 combinations of both internal and total outsourcing strategies.  Before
 joining WaterCove Networks he was Vice President of Operations with Interspeed
 Inc., a DSL access solution provider with integrated IP routing and uplink
 support including Ethernet, T1/E1, leased line connectivity, and ATM.
 Previously, Cozzens was Technical Operations Manager with PictureTel
 Corporation, a manufacturer of high and low end video conferencing solutions
 utilizing ISDN.  Before that he served as Process Engineering Manager for
 Pitney Bowes in the high-speed mail inserter division, and as a Test
 Engineering Manager for Digital Equipment Corporation in the mid-range systems
 division introducing both Alpha AXP and VAX based products.  He also held
 various test-engineering positions with Factron Test Systems.
 
     About WaterCove Networks
     WaterCove Networks, headquartered in Chelmsford, MA, was founded in 2000
 and is privately held.  WaterCove Networks develops next-generation networking
 equipment for wireless service providers looking to rapidly deploy mobile data
 services within their existing infrastructure and accelerate the rollout of
 personalized content and services using mobile appliances.  The founding team
 combines extensive experience in the mobile wireless, data networking and
 telecommunication equipment industries.  WaterCove Networks has received
 funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Charles River Ventures, Comdisco
 Ventures, inOvate Communications Group, Orange Ventures, and Sprout Group.
 Additional company information can be found at www.watercove.com .
 
     Note: WaterCove is a trademark of WaterCove Networks.  All other
 trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE WaterCove Networks, Inc.
    CHELMSFORD, Mass., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- WaterCove Networks, Inc., a
 leading developer of next-generation wireless data networking infrastructure,
 today announced the addition of Jerry W. Stupka as Vice President of Business
 Development, and Glenn Cozzens as Vice President of Operations to the
 company's senior management team.  Stupka and Cozzens bring a combined total
 of fifty years of industry experience to WaterCove Networks.
     As Vice President of Business Development, Stupka will lead the company's
 customer acquisition and development programs.  Cozzens, as Vice President of
 Operations, will control all aspects of WaterCove Networks' operations
 including manufacturing and product delivery.  The addition of Stupka and
 Cozzens deepen WaterCove Networks tremendous experience in data networking and
 mobile communications, further expanding the company's ability to provide
 operators with an easy and profitable migration to the next-generation of
 wireless communications.
     "Jerry Stupka has been selling infrastructure products to mobile network
 operators for years," said Peter Lojko, President and CEO of WaterCove
 Networks.  "He has conducted extensive business in North America, Europe, Asia
 and South America.  Jerry understands the needs of the mobile network
 operators, has many established relationships, and will quickly establish
 substantial traction for WaterCove on a global scale."
     "Glenn Cozzens has substantial manufacturing and operations experience and
 proven track record of bringing new, innovative technologies like WaterCove's
 to market on time and according to plan," Lojko continued.  "Glenn will drive
 WaterCove's ability to consistently deliver the highest quality product in a
 way that meets the requirements and expectations of our customers."
     Jerry W. Stupka joins WaterCove Networks as Vice President of Business
 Development with nearly 30 years of sales and business development experience
 in the areas of RF wireless communications and wireless broadband data
 services.  Previously, he was Vice President of Sales Operations at Netbeam,
 Inc., a wireless broadband Internet service provider.  Prior to Netbeam,
 Stupka was Vice President of International Sales and Marketing at Allen
 Telecom Inc., a manufacturer of cellular infrastructure and related products.
 In his 12 years with Allen Telecom, Stupka was responsible for all
 international sales, marketing and channel development in Latin America, Asia,
 and portions of Western Europe.  Prior to Allen Telecom Inc., he held sales
 positions with regional General Electric two-way radio distributor companies
 and Motorola, where he served in both direct sales and territory sales
 management roles.
     Glenn Cozzens, Vice President of Operations, has over 20 years experience
 in establishing and leading high tech manufacturing operations with
 combinations of both internal and total outsourcing strategies.  Before
 joining WaterCove Networks he was Vice President of Operations with Interspeed
 Inc., a DSL access solution provider with integrated IP routing and uplink
 support including Ethernet, T1/E1, leased line connectivity, and ATM.
 Previously, Cozzens was Technical Operations Manager with PictureTel
 Corporation, a manufacturer of high and low end video conferencing solutions
 utilizing ISDN.  Before that he served as Process Engineering Manager for
 Pitney Bowes in the high-speed mail inserter division, and as a Test
 Engineering Manager for Digital Equipment Corporation in the mid-range systems
 division introducing both Alpha AXP and VAX based products.  He also held
 various test-engineering positions with Factron Test Systems.
 
     About WaterCove Networks
     WaterCove Networks, headquartered in Chelmsford, MA, was founded in 2000
 and is privately held.  WaterCove Networks develops next-generation networking
 equipment for wireless service providers looking to rapidly deploy mobile data
 services within their existing infrastructure and accelerate the rollout of
 personalized content and services using mobile appliances.  The founding team
 combines extensive experience in the mobile wireless, data networking and
 telecommunication equipment industries.  WaterCove Networks has received
 funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Charles River Ventures, Comdisco
 Ventures, inOvate Communications Group, Orange Ventures, and Sprout Group.
 Additional company information can be found at www.watercove.com .
 
     Note: WaterCove is a trademark of WaterCove Networks.  All other
 trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  WaterCove Networks, Inc.