Rick Morse To Lead Laird’s Wireless Automation and Control Solutions Business

Appointment of Rick Morse as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Wireless Automation and Control Solutions.

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October 24, 2013 – Laird, a global technology company, announced the appointment of Rick Morse as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Wireless Automation and Control Solutions (WACS) Business, a unit of Laird’s Wireless Systems Division.   

Laird’s Wireless Automation and Control Solutions have helped prevent serious injury while increasing efficiency and productivity by allowing machine operators to move to a safer, more efficient location. These products have been used by mining, railway, Electrical Overhead Traveling (EOT) crane, wind power and a variety of other material handling operators for over 65 years. Laird is one of the largest global manufacturers of industrial radio remote controls with over 7,000 customers and a total installed base of more than 150,000 wireless remote control systems globally.  

As an important element in Laird’s strategy to grow into ever more advanced technology systems and services, Rick will oversee the continuing development of the WACS business into next generation systems that build upon and extend our current range of remote control and communications capabilities and solutions.  Rick has over 25 years of experience in software and control systems and a master’s and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.   

Rick’s appointment to Laird’s leadership team will help Laird continue to grow, develop and deliver their commitment of providing technological innovation, reliable fulfillment and speed, critical in ensuring the role of Laird as a leader and trusted partner in the industry. 

Contact Information 
For additional information, visit http://www.lairdtech.com or contact us at: 
Wireless Automation and Control Solutions:  
United States: +1-724-962-3571 
Canada: +1-514-908-1659 
Brazil: +55-19-3243-7803 
Europe: +44-1-932-247511 
Germany: +49-2161-6363-172
South-Africa: +27-11-425-1123  
Asia: +86-21-312-00188

Translated versions of this press release are available in Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and German languages. 

About Laird

Laird is a global technology business focused on enabling wireless communication and smart systems, and providing components and systems that protect electronics. Laird operates through two divisions, Wireless Systems and Performance Materials. Wireless Systems solutions include antenna systems, embedded wireless modules, telematics products and wireless automation and control solutions. Performance Materials solutions include electromagnetic interference shielding, thermal management and signal integrity products. As a leader in the design, supply and support of innovative technology, our products allow people, organisations, machines and applications to connect effectively, helping to build a world where smart technology transforms the way of life. Custom products are supplied to major sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, IT, automotive, public safety, consumer, medical, rail, mining and industrial markets. Providing value and differentiation to our customers through innovation, reliable fulfilment and speed, Laird PLC is listed and headquartered in London, and employs over 9,000 people in more than 58 facilities located in 18 countries.


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