Founded in 1992, Socket Mobile is a leading innovator of mobile devices and productivity tools for retail POS, field service, healthcare, and other mobile markets. Our portfolio includes wireless handheld and hands-free barcode scanners for tablets and smartphones; durable handheld computers and accessories; and OEM solutions for the mobile device market. Socket Mobile is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at +1-510-933-3000 or www.socketmobile.com. Follow Socket Mobile on Facebook and Twitter @socketmobile and subscribe to sockettalk.socketmobile.com, the company’s official blog.
Kevin J. Mills, President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kevin Mills was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Socket, as well as a member of its Board of Directors, in March, 2000 - having served previously as Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Engineering and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Socket, Mr. Mills spent six years at Logitech, Inc., a computer peripherals company, working most recently as Director of Operations. Mr. Mills began his career as Quality Assurance Manager for NorthStar Computers Ireland. He holds a B.E. degree with honors in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick, Ireland.
Tim Miller, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Miller has been a member of Socket’s executive management team since 2003, serving as its Vice President of Engineering and its Vice President of Worldwide Operations. Mr. Miller brings to Socket more than 30 years of electronic products manufacturing operations management experience. He most recently served as vice president of worldwide operations at Com21, a developer of broadband technology solutions. During his tenure there, Mr. Miller was responsible for developing a virtual manufacturing model through outsourcing, while maintaining technical excellence in internal operations and transferring that capability to partners. He also implemented a host of cost reduction programs and improved and maintained gross margins and product quality. Prior to Com21, Mr. Miller held manufacturing management positions at Coactive Computing, Tidewater Associates and Morrow Computers. He holds B.S. degrees in Business Administration and Political Science from San Jose State University.
David W. Dunlap, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Mr. Dunlap joined Socket in 1995. Previously he served as Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at several public and private technology companies including Mountain Network Solutions. Mr. Dunlap also has 14 years experience with Deloitte & Touche, the last four as an audit partner. He is a Certified Public Accountant and received an M.B.A. and B.A. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mike L. Gifford, Founder, Executive Vice President, Business Development and Deve
A co-founder of Socket, Mr. Gifford initially served as a Director. Subsequently, he served as President and CEO from 1992 to 1994 and as Executive Vice President since 1994. Prior to Socket, Mr. Gifford was a Director, Board Member and Director of Sales & Marketing for Tidewater Associates, a computer consulting and computer product development company. He also co-founded and was President of Gifford Computer Systems, a computer network integration company which was sold to publicly held Zitel Corporation in 1984. Mr. Gifford holds a B.S. with honors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Leonard L. Ott, Chief Technical Officer
Mr. Ott is responsible for Socket’s strategic technical direction and also manages the company’s internal IT infrastructure. Joining Socket in March, 1994, he has held increasingly responsible positions from Senior Software Engineer to Director of Software Development. Formerly, he served as Vice President of Research and Development with Vision Network Systems. Mr. Ott is active in the Bluetooth Special Interest Group and is currently a member of the Radio Working Group. Mr. Ott also serves on the Board of Directors for the CompactFlash Association and is currently Technical Co-Chair. Additionally, Mr. Ott serves on the Board of Directors of the Secure Digital (SD) Association and is acting Chair. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.