Wi2Wi ANNOUNCES THE RESIGNATION OF Messrs. HARRY J.F. BLOOMFIELD AND MICHAEL PESNER FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND APPOINTMENT OF MR. FRANCESCO FERLAINO TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
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TORONTO, ON / November 28, 2018 / Wi2Wi Corporation ("Wi2Wi" or the "Company"), a leading global developer and manufacturer of end to end Wireless Connectivity Solutions, high precision Frequency Control, Timing, and Microwave Filter devices announces that Mr. Francesco Ferlaino joining the board, election of Mr. Gary DuBroc as the chairman of the board and the resignation of Mr. Michael Pesner and Mr. Harry Bloomfield from the board of directors.
Mr. Francesco (Frank) Ferlaino has been appointed to the Board of directors. Mr. Ferlaino is a retired executive from the cosmetic and personal care industry. Frank spent over 28 years with the L’Oreal group starting in 1977 and had various roles during that time. He began his L’Oreal career overseeing sales for the Consumer Products Division of L’Oreal Canada. In 1980, he was appointed as the General Manager of the Division then ultimately to CEO of L’Oreal Canada in 1996. During his tenure as CEO, he oversaw the acquisition and introduction of a number of new brands and restructured corporate manufacturing activities which along with increased sales and marketing efforts allowed L’Oreal Canada to become the leader in the Canadian cosmetic industry and one of the most profitable subsidiary of the L’Oreal Groupe. In late 2000, Frank accepted the role of President of L’Oreal Brazil with a clear mission to accelerate growth through internal and external activities. During his 4 years in Brazil, L’Oreal Brazil became a high profile subsidiary of the L’Oreal Group due to new brand launches, including La Roche, Vichy and Garnier and by further expanding its manufacturing activities. Prior to his time with the L’Oreal group, from 1975-1977 Frank was the Chief Financial Officer for Vanier UniverselleLtee., a private Canadian cosmetic company. Prior to his time at Vanier, he was a Corporate Credit officer for Scotia Bank. Frank holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Montreal and a MBA from the Bordeaux Ecole de Management. Currently, Frank is serving on the Board of Directors of Radient Technologies Inc. as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
“The Company welcomes Mr. Francesco Ferlaino to the board of directors. The Board expresses its profound appreciation to Mr. Michael Pesner and Mr. Harry Bloomfield for their vision and business expertise they brought to the board of directors over the past several years and their help in the growth of the company.” said the Chairman of the Board Mr. Mr. Gary DuBroc.
“The Company thanks Mr. Bloomfield and Mr. Pesner for their guidance in growing the Company. We will continue to seek their advice and guidance in the future.” said Zachariah Mathews, the President and CEO of the Company.
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About IoT and M2M
Essentially, IoT and M2M describe the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data. Driven by several factors including the growth in the availability of Broadband Internet, which reduces the cost of connecting, and the related increase in Wi-Fi capabilities as well as sensors built into myriad technologies, this has been described as the “perfect storm” for the IoT. Almost any device with an on and off switch that can be connected to the Internet (and/or to each other) – anything from cell phones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices, cars, as well as machine components in the engine of a jet airplane or the drill of an oil rig. According to analyst firm Gartner, by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices. Others think this figure could be too conservative by a factor of four.
About Wi2Wi Corporation
Wi2Wi is a vertically-integrated technology company which designs, manufactures and markets high performance, low power wireless connectivity solutions, global navigation satellite system (GNSS) modules, and frequency control devices. The Company's products and services address numerous applications in the markets of Internet of Things (IoT), Machine to Machine (M2M), Avionics, Space, and Government Sponsored Projects. Wi2Wi's products and value-added services provide highly integrated, rugged, robust, and reliable multiprotocol wireless actuators with embedded software, along with customized timing and frequency control devices for customers, worldwide. The Company was founded in 2005 and is strategically headquartered in San Jose, California with satellite offices in Middleton, Wisconsin and Hyderabad, India. Wi2Wi's manufacturing operations, its laboratory for reliability and quality control, together with design and engineering for timing and frequency control devices are located in Middleton, WI. The branch office, located in Hyderabad, India, focuses on the development of wireless connectivity; both hardware and software. Wi2Wi's strategic objective is to service the unique needs of each customer by providing end to end wireless integration solutions and highly customizable timing and frequency control devices. Wi2Wi distinguishes itself from commodity grade products, with best in the market performance, highly reliable, low power wireless connectivity products with integrated software that supports broader temperature ranges and a longer product life cycle. Furthermore, Wi2Wi's end to end product solutions helps the customer substantially reduce their end product expense, certification cost, and overall R&D investment, in addition to substantially reducing the time to market. Wi2Wi has partnered with best in class global leaders in technology, manufacturing, and sales. The Company uses a wide network of manufacturer's representatives, worldwide, to promote its products and services, and has partnered with world class distributors for the fulfillment of orders along with direct sales.
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