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Mary Foltz
Nextel Communications

Mary Foltz, Director of the Location Solutions Product Line at Nextel, manages a portfolio of products and services that improves productivity for businesses and individuals, and enhances their lives. Nextel handsets and devices equipped with location-based solutions help customers improve operations by locating mobile resources, navigating to a destination with turn-by-turn driving directions, and tracking location and status information, including timesheet, tasks, inventory, detailed activity reports, vehicle status, and more.

As part of Nextel's original wireless internet services team, Foltz built and launched the Industry Solutions and Developer Programs that helped drive the fastest data services adoption in the industry. Nextel boasts the most robust suite of business applications for GPS phones, PDAs, and specialized data devices.

Bringing expertise in the wireless, online, mobile computing, and telecommunications industries, Foltz has ten years experience in business and consumer online services, and eleven years in mobile communications. Her previous responsibilities include product management, marketing, OEM programs, and business development for such companies as BT Tymnet, GE Information Services, RAM Mobile Data (now Cingular), and Bellcore (now SAIC). Foltz is NPDP certified (New Product Development Professional) through the PDMA.

The Location Solutions product team works with third party providers of hardware, software and services, to create, test, launch and market solutions that meet the needs of Nextel's customers.

The company has membership in CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association) and the Wireless Application Protocol Forum (WAP). Developer web site: http://www.developer.nextel.com.


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