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Thorsten Heins to lead Powermat Technologies

telecom | 11/18/2014 3:33 pm EST

Powermat Technologies Ltd., a New York-based maker of public charging stations for mobile devices, said Tuesday that it has appointed former BlackBerry Ltd. CEO Thorsten Heins as its new CEO and chairman. Its outgoing CEO and founder Ran Poliakine will remain with the company as vice-chairman, Powermat said in a press release. Powermat said it is in the midst of an expansion of its global presence, including a recent deal with Starbucks Corp. to install charging stations at its coffee shops across the U.S. Heins was replaced by John Chen as BlackBerry CEO last November....