Ascom Wireless, a provider of wireless communications solutions, has named a new director for business development.

Joining Ascom is Dan Allen, who has more than 12 years of experience in marketing and business development with Nokia and Nortel.

Allen will be tasked with developing the company’s channel partners program with a goal of adding more systems integrators and information technology firms to sell Ascom products.

Allen worked for Nokia in mobile email and enterprise mobility programs. At Nortel he worked with high-speed data applications and network switches.