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Multi-Tech Systems Appoints Rodney Landers CEO

| November 4, 2013


MINNEAPOLIS–()–Multi-Tech Systems, a leading provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications solutions, today announced the appointment of Rodney Landers as Chief Executive Officer.

“I’m delighted that Rod has agreed to take over this enterprise which has been such an important part of my family’s life for so long”

Landers has an extensive track record of success in the industry. He founded Spectrum Design Solutions in 2005, which was purchased by Digi International in 2008 for a total of $10 Million. With nearly twenty years’ experience in high tech and engineering, Landers holds three U.S. patents, as well as extensive business relationships with some of the industry’s most important players. He has served as an advisory member of the Multi-Tech Systems board of directors since August of this year.

Since 1970, Multi-Tech Systems has been delivering M2M and unified communications solutions – with more than 22 million devices deployed worldwide and more than 80 patents. Today, they offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of M2M products and services. The company remains a WBENC-certified woman-owned business, as Patricia Sharma, the wife of its late founder Raghu Sharma, steps into the role of Chairman.

“I’m honored and excited to be taking the reins of such a well-established and highly regarded company,” said Landers. “I look forward to continuing their tradition of innovation and customer service as we move the company toward the future and continue to enable the growing Internet of Things.”

“I’m delighted that Rod has agreed to take over this enterprise which has been such an important part of my family’s life for so long,” said Sharma. “He brings both energy and experience to the role, but most importantly, he shares Raghu’s and my commitment to customer service, employee development and ongoing innovation, which is sure to honor my late husband’s legacy.”

In addition, 39-year Multi-Tech Systems veteran, Del Palacheck, will take on responsibility as Chief Operating Officer, managing day-to-day operations, and continuing to oversee the manufacturing, materials and facility management departments.

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About Multi-Tech Systems

Multi-Tech Systems has been delivering industry-leading M2M (machine-to-machine) communications solutions since 1970. With more than 22 million devices deployed worldwide, Multi-Tech focuses on helping customers achieve the shortest path to M2M connectivity – from concept to implementation and total lifecycle management. Whether a project is simple or very complex, Multi-Tech has the resources and expertise to work with any development team to customize a hardware or software solution that maximizes speed to market and return on investment. With carrier-approved external and embedded modems and gateways, Multi-Tech makes it easy and fast to connect your devices to networks anywhere in the world. We work with clients in almost any market to enable cellular, analog, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and GPS capabilities into a solution to achieve superior business results. If we don’t have it, we will develop it. Multi-Tech established its reputation for Innovative Designs and Innovative Solutions by obtaining 80+ patents and certifications from more than 30 carriers and over 80 countries. Multi-Tech has made M2M Simplified for thousands of customers around the Twitter:


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