Press Release 11/6/2019: Ryan Rangel Named Chief Technology Officer of Able Device

Rangel’s experience as a successful entrepreneur and wireless leader will be integral in crafting the company’s roadmap and continuously driving innovation.

Raleigh, NC – November 6, 2019Able Device, a pioneer in leveraging standards to shift Internet of Things (IoT), Quality of Experience (QoE), intelligence, and security to the extreme edge, today announced that Ryan Rangel has been named the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, Rangel is responsible for leading the development team; managing product deliveries; supporting customer opportunities; and crafting the company’s roadmap to continuously drive new innovations.

Rangel, a serial entrepreneur with an impressive track record in wireless technologies and IoT has twenty years of experience in software development and leadership roles ranging from cellular handsets to IoT. His vast IoT experience spans throughout the entire value chain including wireless modules, hardware and embedded software for devices, wireless service providers / MVNOs, and device management platforms.

In 2008, Ryan founded ClearConnex, a successful IoT application and device enablement company, which in 2012, raised a strategic investment from IoT service provider, Wyless (since acquired by Kore). As ClearConnex continued to thrive, the company was acquired by Telit in 2015. After Telit’s acquisition of ClearConnex, Ryan served as Telit’s Chief IoT Solution Evangelist, where he reported to the CTO and developed strategies for next generation technologies.

“We’re excited for Ryan to join our team. His enthusiasm, background, and leadership will bring innovation, scale, and efficiencies to our technical operations as the company continues to grow,” stated Roger Dewey, CEO of Able Device. “Over the years, Ryan has worked closely with Able Device’s founders and management as a colleague, vendor, and ecosystem partner, which further enriches our team’s cohesion and facilitates our rapid growth.”

“Since its inception, I’ve been a supporter and believer in Able Device’s mission to use standards-based technology to drive scalability and conquer challenges in the diverse and complex IoT value chain,” said Rangel. “The company is well positioned to be a disruptive force for change, helping the industry to achieve the mass scale predicted by analysts and publications. I look forward to being part of the management team, contributing to the company’s vision, and leading the company’s technical operations into its next phase of growth,” concluded Rangel.
The shared vision of leveraging standards-based technology to shift IoT QoE, intelligence, and security to the extreme edge coupled with Rangel’s impressive IoT background make him the ideal leader for Able Device’s technical operations.

About Able Device

Able Device, based in Raleigh, NC, provides standards-based enabling technology that simplifies and accelerates the development and deployment of IoT applications on mobile networks. Our innovative technology, SIMbae™, enables standard Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs or embedded eSIMs), which are inserted into all mobile devices with Mobile Network Operator (MNO) subscriptions, to act as stand-alone processors that run device management tools and / or applications in IoT devices. By utilizing the processing power of SIMs / eSIMs we’re able to offer a standards-based, yet unique way to shift security, intelligence, and Quality of Experience (QoE) to the extreme edge of a mobile IoT solution.

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