Colin Balmforth Named President of Amcom

USA Mobility, Inc., a provider of wireless messaging, mobile voice, data and unified communications solutions, announced the appointment of Colin Balmforth as president of Amcom Software.

Balmforth joins Amcom, USA Mobility’s software subsidiary, after four years at Lawson Software, Inc. where he had been group executive vice president of Lawson’s Subscription Business unit. He succeeds Christopher D. Heim, who left Amcom Software in June but remains on USA Mobility’s board of directors.

“We are extremely pleased to have Colin join the USA Mobility team,” said Vincent D. Kelly, president and chief executive officer. “A seasoned software executive with extensive experience nationally and internationally, he has held senior positions at such technology companies as Lawson Software, Intelliden, Conexus, PeopleSoft and J.D Edwards where his leadership produced a successful track record for increasing revenue and profitability. Colin will be responsible for managing Amcom’s overall operations, most specifically driving revenue and profit growth through business and product development as USA Mobility continues to transition from a paging carrier to a provider of a broader range of wireless and software services.”

Commenting on his appointment, Balmforth stated “I look forward to the challenge of helping Amcom achieve its short and long-term goals for growth and profitability.”