Networks In Motion Names VP

Irvine-based location-based services (LBS) firm Networks in Motion said this week that it has hired on a new Vice President of Engineering at the firm. Networks In Motion said that M. Fathi Hakam has joined the firm from Kyocera Wireless, in San Diego. NIM said tha Hakam was senior director of product engineering at Kyocera, managing its global software engineering team. He has also served at Motorola. Networks in Motion is venture backed by Mission Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, and Sutter Hill Ventures, and provides local search software for such services as AAA Mobile on Sprint, Verizon Wireless and Alltel; Verizon Wireless' VZ Navigator; and Mobile, among others.