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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Priesmeyer

71 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Ronald Konezny

48 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Goergen

49 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Kevin Riley

55 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Michael Ueland

2016 Senior Vice President - Global Sales

Jon Nyland

53 2013 Vice President - Manufacturing Operations

David Sampsell

48 2011 Vice President of Corporate Development, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Tracy Roberts

54 2016 Vice President of Technology Services

Ahmed Nawaz

67 2009 Lead Independent Director

Satbir Khanuja

49 2013 Independent Director

Spiro Lazarakis

61 2015 Independent Director

Girish Rishi

47 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Priesmeyer

Mr. William N. Priesmeyer is no longer Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective on January 29, 2018. Mr. Priesmeyer has been a member of our Board of Directors since November 2005 and began serving as our non-executive Chairman on December 17, 2014. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Cymbet Corporation, a manufacturer of solid state storage devices for the semiconductor industry, from 2001 until his retirement in 2014. Mr. Priesmeyer served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Jostens Inc., a producer of educational products, from 1997 to 2001. Prior to that, he held Chief Financial Officer positions at Waldorf Corporation, DataCard Corporation and Onan Corporation and was a Vice President at The Pillsbury Company. Mr. Priesmeyer began his career at Xerox Corporation. As a former chief executive officer and board member of a technology company in the semiconductor industry, Mr. Priesmeyer brings to our Board extensive leadership experience in corporate strategy, manufacturing, operations, technology and finance. In addition, Mr. Priesmeyer has held chief financial officer positions in both publicly held and private companies where he employed his expertise overseeing all global financial, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management functions on a daily basis. Mr. Priesmeyer provides a continuous improvement perspective towards Company financial performance and operations for the Board. Mr. Priesmeyer’s experience qualifies him as an Audit Committee financial expert.

Ronald Konezny

Mr. Ronald E. Konezny is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Konezny has served as a member of our Board of Directors and as our President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2014. From September 2013 to December 2014, he served as Vice President, Global Transportation and Logistics at Trimble Navigation Limited, a global provider of navigation and range-finding equipment and related solutions. From August 2011 to September 2013, he served as General Manager of Trimble’s Global Transportation and Logistics division. From 2007 to September 2013, he served as Chief Executive Officer of PeopleNet, Inc., a provider of telematics solutions for the transportation industry, which was acquired by Trimble in 2011. Mr. Konezny founded PeopleNet in 1996 and served in various other roles, including Chief Technology Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, before serving as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Konezny also serves on the board of directors of I.D. Systems, Inc. Mr. Konezny has extensive experience in the wireless M2M industry working with solutions comprised of hardware and cloud-based applications. He brings extensive leadership experience in corporate strategy, manufacturing, operations, technology, finance and business development to the Board.

Michael Goergen

Mr. Michael C. Goergen is a Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Goergen has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since April 2015. He previously served as Senior Vice President - Finance of the Transport - Logistics division of Trimble Navigation Limited from April 2013 to March, 2015. From June 2007 to April, 2013, Mr. Goergen served as Chief Financial Officer of PeopleNet Communications, which was acquired by Trimble in 2011. He had served in various financial roles at PeopleNet since 1997.

Kevin Riley

Mr. Kevin C. Riley is a Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. Riley has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2016 and previously served as Senior Vice President of Global Sales between January 2013 and January 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Riley served as Senior Vice President - Global Markets for Infor Global Solutions, an enterprise software solutions company, where he led four global business units to profitable growth from January 2010 to November 2011. He served as Vice President and General Manager at Oracle, an enterprise software company, from 2008 to 2010, and President of Global Knowledge Software from 2002 until Global Knowledge Software's acquisition by Oracle in 2008. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Learn2 Corporation from 1999 to 2002.

Michael Ueland

Mr. Michael A. Ueland has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Global Sales of the Company., effective October 26, 2016. Previously, Mr. Ueland served as president, Telit Americas, Telit Wireless Solutions. During the course of his career Mr. Ueland has held multiple leadership positions with Telit, Motorola and RAMAR Technology. Mr. Ueland is a graduate ofKenyon Collegewith a Bachelor of Arts and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing and Finance from theUniversity of Chicago.

Jon Nyland

Mr. Jon A. Nyland is Vice President - Manufacturing Operations of the Company. Mr. Nyland has served as Vice President of Manufacturing Operations since April 1999. He joined our company in 1993 as Manager of Manufacturing and Test Engineering and served in roles of increasing responsibility until reaching his current position. Prior to joining us, from 1985 to 1993, Mr. Nyland held engineering and consulting positions with ITT Corporation, Minnesota Technology, and Turtle Mountain Corporation.

David Sampsell

Mr. David H. Sampsell is a Vice President of Corporate Development, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Sampsell has served as Vice President of Corporate Development, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since January 2015. He had previously served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since April 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Sampsell worked as corporate counsel at ADC Telecommunications, Inc., a supplier of network infrastructure products and services, from December 1999 until March 2011. ADC Telecommunications, Inc. was acquired by TE Connectivity in December 2010. His most recent role at ADC was as Associate General Counsel overseeing corporate transactions and securities law compliance. Prior to joining ADC, Mr. Sampsell was an attorney in private practice with Leonard, Street and Deinard, P.A. from 1996 to 1999 and Moore & Van Allen, PLLC from 1993 to 1996.

Tracy Roberts

Ms. Tracy L. Roberts is a Vice President of Technology Services of the Company. Ms. Roberts has served as Vice President of Information Technology since March 2005 and Vice President of Technology Services since July 2013. She also previously served as Vice President of Human Resources from March 2005 until May 2016. Prior to joining us, Ms. Roberts served as Director of Human Resources at Novartis Nutrition Corporation where she was responsible for the medical nutritional business unit. Ms. Roberts held various human resource and marketing positions at Cray Research (now known as Silicon Graphics) from 1983 to 1996.

Ahmed Nawaz

Mr. Ahmed Nawaz is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Nawaz has been a member of our Board of Directors since October 2006. From May 2013 until October 2015, Mr. Nawaz served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales of Conexant Systems, Inc., a global manufacturer of semiconductors. Prior to joining Conexant, Mr. Nawaz was Executive Vice President, Wireless Solutions Group at Spansion Inc. from October 2010 until November 2011 when he retired from his employment with that company. From July 2009 to October 2010, Mr. Nawaz was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Corporate Development at Spansion Inc. and from November 2006 to June 2009, he was Executive Vice President for the Wireless Solutions Division at Spansion Inc. In March 2009, Spansion Inc. filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Nawaz was a management consultant during 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Nawaz was Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales of Agere Systems Inc., a provider of integrated circuit solutions, from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Nawaz was President of Worldwide Sales, Strategy and Business Development, from 2000 to 2001 and President, Integrated Circuits Division, from 1998 to 2000 of Lucent’s Microelectronics and Communications Technologies Group. He joined AT&T in 1992 and moved to Lucent following its spin-off from AT&T in 1996. Mr. Nawaz was Vice President of Lucent’s Network Communications business unit from 1996 to 1998. While at AT&T, he was Vice President of the Applications business unit from 1994 to 1995. Prior to joining AT&T, Mr. Nawaz was at Texas Instruments where he was responsible for the personal computer business unit from 1990 to 1992 and also held various marketing and product management positions.

Satbir Khanuja

Dr. Satbir Khanuja has been appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. Khanuja has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2013. He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of DataSphere Technologies, Inc., an online marketing company, since 2008. Dr. Khanuja served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Second Space, Inc., an online services company operating a network of immersive lifestyle-oriented web sites, from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that, he held a variety of roles at Amazon.com from 1999 to 2006, including Vice President IMDb.com and Amazon In-Theater and Vice President, Worldwide Traffic. Before joining Amazon.com, Dr. Khanuja was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company from 1998 to 1999. Dr. Khanuja provides the Board with extensive leadership experience in marketing, operations and strategy. His role in the development of internet based businesses is very valuable as the Company develops cloud-based application solutions such as Digi Cold Chain solutions and operates the Digi Device Cloud.

Spiro Lazarakis

Mr. Spiro C. Lazarakis is a Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Lazarakis has served as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2015. He served in various roles at Ernst & Young LLP from 1989 until his retirement in July 2015, including most recently as lead partner in charge of audit services for a number of technology companies. Mr. Lazarakis was one of the most experienced assurance partners in Ernst & Young’s Northern California Technology practice. He has over 35 years of experience serving technology companies, ranging from large multinationals to smaller, pre-public growth companies and venture-backed start-up entities. He focused on serving companies in the Internet, software, networking, Software-as-a-Service and semiconductor sectors. He served Blue Coat Systems, Juniper Networks and Infoblox among others during his career. Mr. Lazarakis also serves as a director of Venture Lending & Leasing VIII, LLC, a provider of debt and equity financing to early and late stage venture capital backed technology companies. As a former assurance partner with Ernst & Young, Mr. Lazarakis has extensive high technology industry knowledge, leadership experience in management of audit and financial matters and provides expertise to our Board of Directors in such areas as finance, mergers and acquisitions, internal controls, risk management and auditing. Mr. Lazarakis’ experience qualifies him as an Audit Committee financial expert.

Girish Rishi

Mr. Girish Rishi is no longer Independent Director of the Company effective on January 29, 2018. Mr. Rishi has been a member of our Board since June 2013. He has been Executive Vice President, North America Integrated Solutions & Services and Tyco Retail Solutions of Johnson Controls International plc, a global diversified technology company, since May 2015, prior to which he was the Executive Vice President, Tyco International, a fire protection and security company, responsible for Tyco’s North America business unit and its global retail business from May 2015 until Tyco’s acquisition by Johnson Controls. From October 2014 until May 2015, he served as Senior Vice President, Enterprise at Zebra Technologies. Prior to joining Zebra, he was Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions for Motorola Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of communications solutions that help businesses operate more efficiently, since January 2013. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for Motorola Solutions from 2005 to 2013, including Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Mobile Computing. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Rishi was Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategy at Matrics, Inc., a radio frequency identification company. From 1995 to 2003, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Symbol Technologies, where he eventually led the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

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