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Westell Technologies Appoints Rick Good to Senior Vice President, In-Building Wireless; Oscar Hernandez to Senior Vice President, Engineering and Outside Plant

January 20, 2016

AURORA, IL, January 20, 2016Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL), a leading provider of in-building wireless, intelligent site management, cell site optimization, and outside plant solutions, today announces that Rick Good has been appointed to Senior Vice President, In-Building Wireless (IBW). The company has also hired Oscar Hernandez as Senior Vice President, Engineering and Outside Plant.

“Rick was previously in the position of SVP, IBW on an interim basis,” states Tom Gruenwald, President and CEO of Westell Technologies. “During that time he displayed exemplary leadership in taking progressive and positive actions. Rick’s deep knowledge of the entire in-building product space, including not only DAS systems, but repeaters, antennas, and small cells, completes the picture of the ideal person to lead Westell’ s IBW team. Oscar is a world-class product developer with extensive executive-level experience. His track record in leading teams through the engineering and product development processes is truly remarkable. Oscar has developed successful products that includes routing, optical networking, and cable systems. Both Rick and Oscar are tremendous assets to Westell and are key to Westell’s current and long-term growth strategies.”

Rick first joined Westell in 2014 and brings more than 20 years of experience in the wireless industry to his new position.  Prior to joining Westell, Rick held positions as Account Manager with CommScope, and Product Manager and Account Manager for ADC/TE Connectivity.  Rick’s exceptional managerial and leadership skills also stem from key positions held at Andrew Corporation and Decibel Products.

Oscar brings more than 25 years of combined executive-level experience in management and engineering for Tier-1 service providers to Westell. He has an exceptional background in leading teams in the development of sophisticated, complex system-level products. Prior to joining Westell, Oscar served as the Vice President of Engineering, Global Optical Networking Products, and Director of Engineering for Coriant. He also held several key positions at Tellabs, Inc.

About Westell Technologies
Westell Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of in-building wireless, intelligent site management, cell site optimization, and outside plant solutions focused on innovation and differentiation at the edge of communication networks, where end users connect. The Company’s comprehensive set of products and solutions enable service providers and network operators to improve performance and reduce operating expenses. With millions of products successfully deployed worldwide, Westell is a trusted partner for transforming communication networks into high quality, reliable systems.  For more information, please visit

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