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USRobotics Appoints Bruce D. Swail Chief Executive Officer


Bruce Swail USR CEO

Chicago (January 1, 2008) – USRobotics, a Platinum Equity company and a leading provider of Internet access and networking products, today named Bruce D. Swail Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective immediately. Swail succeeds USRobotics’ interim CEO Gerry Burns, who will return to his executive post at Platinum Equity, parent company of USRobotics.

Swail joins USRobotics from Flextronics where he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Digital MultiMedia division, which provides Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) and Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) services to major set top box OEMs. Prior to Flextronics, Swail had a 20-year career at Motorola in various business, operations and engineering positions during the pioneering days of Wi-Fi and wireless data communications. In his last role at Motorola, Swail was Vice President and General Manager of Telecom Access Solutions in Motorola’s Broadband Communications segment. Swail also worked in the aerospace industry for a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce.

Swail has an M.B.A. and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, both from The University of Manitoba, Canada. He is the author of two US patents in wireless data communications.

About USRobotics

USRobotics is a Platinum Equity company. For over three decades, the company has been a leader in Internet access and networking, helping millions of people connect to the Internet with powerful, innovative products. The company continues to transform the latest technologies into reliable and easy-to-use high performance products, including high-speed, broadband modems; wired and wireless networking solutions; and Internet security devices; for the growing home, home office, and small- to medium-sized business markets. The company is dedicated to keeping people connected worldwide – to information, entertainment, and each other. USRobotics is privately held and headquartered in the Chicago area. For further information, please visit the Web site at

USRobotics is a registered trademark of U.S. Robotics Corporation. All rights reserved. All other company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.