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Lantronix Appoints Tech Veteran Michael Fink Vice President of Operations(February 27, 2012)
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/12 -- Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart M2M connectivity solutions, today announced that the company has appointed technology industry veteran Michael A. Fink as vice president of operations. In this role, he is tasked with managing the company's world-wide manufacturing and supply chain operations.
"We are excited to welcome Michael to Lantronix," said Kurt Busch, President and CEO of Lantronix. "Michael's expertise in networking and communication technologies, combined with his proven track record in managing all aspects of operations -- from supply chain and inventory management to product and test engineering and new product introductions -- makes him a valuable addition to the Lantronix executive management team."
Fink brings 20 years of experience as a global technology operations professional. He comes to Lantronix from Inphi Corporation, where as Director of Operations for Networking and Communication products, he was instrumental in developing manufacturing partners to support Inphi's 100G technologies.
"This is an exciting time to join the Lantronix team," said Fink. "The company is poised for growth, which will in part be fueled by our ability to improve operational processes while reducing costs. I look forward to working with the team on making Lantronix a best-in-class operational organization."
Previously, Fink served as Executive Director of Product and Test Engineering at Sierra Monolithics where he was responsible for directing the company's back-end engineering and manufacturing operations. Fink also served at Mindspeed Technologies as Executive Director of Product and Test Engineering where he played a key role in reducing cost of goods and inventory levels and improved NPI performance that lead to a 200 percent increase in development efficiency. He has also held management positions at Peregrine Semiconductor and Analog Devices in Boston, Massachusetts.
Fink earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and completed graduate work at Northeastern University in Boston in the Digital Communications field.
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) is a global leader of secure communication technologies that simplify access and communication with and between virtually any electronic device. Our smart connectivity solutions enable sharing data between devices and applications to empower businesses to make better decisions based on real-time information, and gain a competitive advantage by generating new revenue streams, improving productivity and increasing efficiency and profitability. Easy to integrate and deploy, Lantronix products remotely and securely connect electronic equipment via networks and the Internet. Founded in 1989, Lantronix serves some of the largest medical, security, industrial and building automation, transportation, retail/POS, financial, government, consumer electronics/appliances, IT/data center and pro-AV/signage entities in the world. The company's headquarters are located in Irvine, Calif.
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