Moves highlight the company’s focus on product offerings and customer experience
ROCHESTER, Minn. – July 22, 2015 – NUU Mobile announces the opening of its second Minnesota office in Mendota Heights. They have also hired industry veteran John Murtha as vice president of NUU Mobile, and experienced sales manager Chris Rutherford as vice president, consumer sales.
“As NUU Mobile expands its presence in the unlocked smartphone marketplace, we are committed to aligning our leadership team and geographic location to support continued growth and success,” said Steve Emery, chief executive officer of NUU Mobile. “We are excited to join the Twin Cities business community with the opening of our newest office, and our newest hires will be critically important leaders as NUU Mobile continues to establish our position in this competitive industry.”
Mendota Heights Office
The company is leasing Suite 110 at the Mendota Office Center II, located at 1250 Northland Drive in Mendota Heights. Easily accessed from I-494 and Pilot Knob Road, the business park is centrally located and will allow the company to expand its talent base and reach within the industry.
While the company is headquartered in Rochester, Minn., several employees will work out of the Mendota Heights office, which will also provide closer proximity to the airport for remote sales people located throughout North America.
Murtha brings more than 15 years of experience in mobile phone sales, sales management and account management to his new role at NUU Mobile. Before joining the company, Murtha was director of sales for T-Mobile and Cellular One.
Murtha will be responsible for selling NUU Mobile products to independent sales channels. He will also hire regional sales representatives in key markets including Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Miami and Minneapolis. He will report to the company’s chief executive officer, Steve Emery.
“NUU Mobile is in a vanguard position within the unlocked smartphone marketplace and is defining a new level of product quality for unlocked phone consumers,” said Murtha. “I am excited to help lead such a customer-focused company with incredible potential for future growth.”
Rutherford brings more than 25 years of experience in smartphone sales and account management to his new position at NUU Mobile. Before joining the company, Rutherford was vice president of sales and marketing at Wilson Electronics where he was responsible for strategic and day-to-day leadership of the company’s sales and marketing programs. Rutherford has also held key leadership roles at HoMedics, Imation, Logitech and Creative Labs.
Rutherford will be responsible for selling NUU Mobile products to mass retail sales channels. He also will report to the company’s chief executive officer, Steve Emery.
“I am thrilled to be working with NUU Mobile because this is a company on the rise,” said Rutherford. “NUU Mobile is pioneering a new quality level for unlocked smartphones, and there is incredible potential to provide real value to the consumer base.”
About NUU Mobile
Owned by Noetic Inc., NUU Mobile designs, engineers and manufactures high quality unlocked Android™ smartphones. The company provides an alternative option to rigid, long-term contracts for mobile consumers by offering smartphones with the latest technology, increased flexibility and exceptional quality at more accessible prices. The brand launched in Hong Kong in 2012 and expanded to the United States in 2014, with offices in Rochester and Mendota Heights, Minn., and is currently growing its distribution in North and South America.