Novatel Appoints COO

San Diego-based Novatel Wireless has appointed a new COO. Novatel said today that it has appointed Brad Weinert as COO of the firm. Weinert was previously VP of Business Development at the firm. He has also served at Okbridge, iVasion/RouterWare, and NetManage. Novatel is a provider of wireless data modems for handheld and personal computers.