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Mobile Middleware company Extended Systems has appointed Charles Jepson as CEO and President of the company, effective immediately. Former CEO and President Steven D Simpson is leaving the company to "pursuoe other interests", a company statement said.

"I am thrilled to have this opportunity with Extended Systems because I strongly believe in the growth potential in the mobile middleware market," said Jepson.
Jepson has served as the company's vice president of worldwide sales and marketing since February 2003 and as a member of Extended Systems' board from September 2001 to July 2003
Simpson, who has been with Extended Systems since December 1994, fired this parting shot on his departure, "Despite the economic challenges the company has faced, I am proud to have transitioned Extended Systems to a successful mobile solutions company and to have returned it to profitability."