Wireless Internet service provider Sanswire Technologies says that it has promoted Jairo Rivera to the position of president.

Rivera takes over the position formally held by Michael K. Molen, who will remain chairman of Sanswire and concentrate on the company’s vision. This includes various acquisitions that Sanswire says will expedite the build-out of its national wireless network.

Sanswire says Rivera was elevated to the position of president after serving the past three years as president of Sanswire’s Latin American operations. The move comes within weeks of Rivera being named “Businessman of the Year” by the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the company says.

Rivera is an economist who obtained his MBA with concentration in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from Kennesaw State University and has more than 12 years of economic experience in the pharmaceutical, textile, oil, and hospitality industries. Rivera is a member of the Sanswire’s Board of Directors and has been a board member in various other national and regional business associations.

Atlanta-based Sanswire provides last-mile, high-speed wireless Internet access to the business, residential, hospitality and education markets utilizing the 802.11 (WiFi) protocol. The company has begun the build-out of a national wireless network that when completed, it says, will allow users to access the Internet via any wireless device anywhere in the country.

Sanswire Technologies: www.sanswire.com