Jason Cohenour has retired as President and CEO of Sierra Wireless, a provider of integrated device-to-cloud IoT solutions. Kent Thexton, chair of Sierra’s Board of Directors, has been named Interim Chief Executive Officer and the Board has initiated a search for a new CEO.
Mr. Cohenour will continue to serve as an advisor to Thexton and the company until June 30. In addition, Greg Aasen, a Sierra Wireless director since 1997, has been named Lead Independent Director of the Board.
“Looking ahead, there is vast opportunity for Sierra and our IoT device to cloud solutions strategy,” said Thexton. “IoT market and technology trends, including lower wireless connectivity costs, LPWA, 5G, and artificial intelligence, are creating attractive growth opportunities for the Company’s device to cloud solutions. I look forward to working closely with Sierra’s talented team in aggressively pursuing these opportunities during this leadership transition.”