Wavecom has announced the formation of a local office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Otavio Silva will join the company as Country Manager. He will have broad responsibility for driving business growth in this important market; Brazil represents about 70% of the total South American market and is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years to become one of the world’s largest M2M markets.

Silva has over 24 years’ experience of electronics sales development in Brazil, most recently with Richardson Electronics do Brasil. Prior to that, he worked for Samsung Semiconductors, Banco Mercantil do Brasil, Italtel and began his career at RCA/Philco – SID Microelectronica.

The move reinforces the ongoing Wavecom focus on the growing markets throughout Latin America. With personnel in the region providing local support to Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and now Brazil, as well as distributor support for Chile, Argentina and throughout all of Latin America, Wavecom is well positioned to deliver best-in-class support to customers throughout the region and will continue to expand its direct presence to better service customers there.