John Major serves on the Board of Directors of KaDonk.
John Major is the Founder and President of MTSG, a strategic consulting business
specializing in emerging opportunities. Most recently, he also was also CEO of Apacheta;
a company that delivers complex wireless applications to improve worker and supply
chain efficiency. Previous to Apacheta, he was Chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless
where he led the company's successful IPO in the fall of 2000. Novatel Wireless
provides wireless data access solutions for PDA's and laptops.
Before Novatel Wireless, Mr. Major was Chairman and CEO of Wireless Knowledge. Wireless
Knowledge developed a unique solution to allow all Internet enabled devices, including
cell phones, to access critical corporate information such as email, contacts and
calendar in a convenient and secure way.
Prior to joining Wireless Knowledge in November 1998, Mr. Major served as corporate
Executive Vice President of QUALCOMM, Inc. and President of its Wireless Infrastructure
Division. As President, he managed the high growth rate and global expansion of
the company's infrastructure business. Under his leadership, the division achieved
a leading position in open interface, wireless systems and developed a new line
of extremely compact base stations.
Mr. Major successfully held several executive leadership positions at Motorola from
1977 until joining QUALCOMM in 1997. As an SVP and CTO, he directed a broad range
of research initiatives and led Motorola's efforts to develop world-class excellence
in software. Prior to that position, he served as Senior Vice President and General
Manager for Motorola's Worldwide Systems Group, which developed the iDEN system
that was deployed by Nextel. The system pioneered PTT on cellular.
Mr. Major participates in several industry and community organizations. He is a
emeritus member of the Board of Governors' Executive Committee for the Telecommunications
Industry Association (TIA) and the Electronic Industries Association (EIA). He is
a past Chairman of both organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors of Littelfuse,
Orbcomm and Lennox Corporations. He is Chairman of the Board of Broadcom. He is
a past advisor to Wireless Facilities and a past science advisor to Loral Space
Systems. Mr. Major is a past member of Visitor's Board for the Software Engineering
Institute of Carnegie Mellon University and the Computer Science and Telecommunications
Board of the National Academy of Science. He is a past member of the Trustee's Council
for the University of Rochester. He holds ten US patents.
Mr. Major received a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University
of Rochester, and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
He also holds an M.B.A. with distinction from Northwestern University and a J.D.
from Loyola University. He received an honorary doctorate from Westminster College.
He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honorary society. In 2002, he received the
Meliora Citation for Career Achievement from the University of Rochester.