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TESSCO Technologies Introduces Charles Kriete as New Senior VP of Product Management and Solutions

Internet of Things Entrepreneur Brings Growth-Oriented Approach to Product and Solutions Team

HUNT VALLEY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2017-- TESSCO Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS), a leading supplier of solutions for the wireless industry, today announced the appointment of Charles Kriete to the position of Senior Vice President, Product Management and Solutions. Kriete will report to President and CEO Murray Wright and will be responsible for vendor partner relationships and developing new go-to-market product and service solutions.

“Charles’ experience in the Internet of Things and in the mobility market will enable us to create more opportunities with our customers and will enhance TESSCO’s value proposition in high-growth markets,” Wright said. “He brings proven leadership and success, and we expect his aggressive, entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate our growth as we align our entire company behind the sales organization.”

“I am thrilled to be joining TESSCO, which has established itself as the total source for wireless solutions in the market,” Kriete said. “I look forward to leveraging my experience and perspective to drive growth in this business.”

Kriete has more than 16 years of experience with a strong history of success as a technology executive and entrepreneur. His most recent leadership experience was as the Chief Marketing Officer of Kore Wireless Group, a global leader in managed services and connectivity in the Machine to Machine / Internet of Things market. He previously was the Chief Revenue Officer of Wyless, Inc. and led the rapid sales growth of the company before being acquired by Kore Group in 2016. He also founded a mobile technology supply chain company called OTBT, which he successfully grew and ultimately sold to Tech Data Corp. in 2010. Kriete began his career at CDW Corp., where he was promoted to the position of General Manager of a new business segment in mobile technology.

Kriete is an active board member for the MIT Enterprise Forum and is a member of the Advisory Board for Channel Partners Online. He has a BSc in Physics from Lake Forest College in Illinois.

About TESSCO Technologies

TESSCO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TESS) is a value-added technology distributor, manufacturer and solutions provider. Founded more than 30 years ago with a commitment to deliver industry-leading products, knowledge, solutions and customer service, TESSCO supports customers in the public and private sector. TESSCO supplies more than 50,000 products from 400 of the industry’s top manufacturers in mobile communications, Wi-Fi, Internet of Things and wireless backhaul. As Your Total Source®, TESSCO is a single source for outstanding customer experience, expert knowledge and complete end-to-end solutions for the wireless industry. For more information, visit

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