Westell Names New Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer


Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL), a leading provider of convergence gateways, broadband access solutions and conferencing services, announces the appointment of Timothy R. Pillow as its first Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer. In this newly created role, Pillow will be responsible for refining and implementing Westell's global marketing strategy, to include the management of product development and corporate communications.

Pillow formerly served as Executive Vice President and Global Team Leader at Nortel Networks, where he led sales, business development and customer care for Nortel's largest North American enterprise reseller and Tier 1 carrier customer. His ability as a team leader to generate dramatic increases in revenue and market share has been recognized through numerous awards, including the prestigious Regents Award for 10-year sustained sales achievement. He is also a recipient of the Einstein Award for Innovation and the President's Award for Sales and Marketing Excellence. Pillow has held executive leadership, strategic planning, sales management, and technical marketing positions with Nortel, Lucent Technologies and DuPont.

"Tim is a proven leader with more than 20 years of experience in technology sales, marketing, and product management. We enthusiastically welcome an executive of his caliber to our management team," Thomas E. Mader, Westell president and CEO, said. "Tim's track record of success and professional experience provides an ideal background to accelerate our marketing initiatives and improve our leadership in product innovation," Mader said.

Pillow earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and a Master of Business Administration in Technical Marketing from the University of Delaware. He graduated from the Executive Program at the Stanford Business School in Palo Alto, California.

About Westell

Westell Technologies, Inc., (NASDAQ: WSTL) headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, has a 25-year history of broadband innovation, with more than 15 million devices shipped. Westell designs and builds carrier-class equipment that delivers high-speed communications for telecommunications operators and internet service providers throughout North America and Europe. These innovative, highly engineered solutions make it easy for carriers and service providers to meet ever-increasing customer demand for reliable, effective delivery of content, services and capabilities. Visit www.westell.com to learn more.

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Source: Westell Technologies, Inc.