WINA elects new board

Research Triangle Park, N.C., January 29 - The Wireless Industrial Networking alliance, WINA, today announced the 2008 strategic leadership team elected to the Board of Directors. Serving as WINA President, Ian McPherson will lead the organization in its efforts to develop and promote educational programs that communicate the benefits
of industrial wireless.

"Wireless technology is a crucial part of the future of our industry. Companies want to optimize resource efficiency and productivity, and we can teach them how to achieve those goals through industrial wireless," said WINA President Ian McPherson, who also serves as co-founder and
vice president of Apprion.

As the premier organization providing a forum for industrial wireless technology education, information, and an exchange of ideas for future development of industrial wireless technologies, WINA has focused on catalyzing the exchange of information and strategic direction between government, academia, technology producers and industrial end users on a global basis. Commensurate with its mission, WINA also announced expansion on a global basis through the opening of an Asia Pacific
Chapter. Sachin Gupta will serve as Director, WINA - Asia Pacific, in a newly created role.

"I am delighted to pass the leadership baton, and welcome the incoming team at a seminal time for this organization. Wireless technology and wireless networking systems hold great promise to help our industry use energy and materials more efficiently, lower systems and infrastructure costs, increase productivity, and ensure worker safety," said Hesh Kagen, WINA's outgoing president.

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