Sierra Wireless Appoints Joy Chik to Board of Directors

Corporate Vice President for the Identity Division in Microsoft’s Cloud + AI group brings solutions expertise to Sierra Wireless Board
Vancouver, Canada-October 24, 2018
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), the leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the appointment of Joy Chik to the company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Chik is Corporate Vice President for the Identity Division in Microsoft’s Cloud + AI group, where her teams are responsible for Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Account (MSA), Microsoft Graph, Identity and Access Management Security suites. 

“Joy brings invaluable technical insight and leadership experience to help guide the company as we accelerate our integrated IoT solutions business,” said Kent Thexton, president and CEO, Sierra Wireless. “We are very pleased to welcome Joy to our board.” 

Since joining Microsoft in 1998 as a software engineer contributing to Terminal Services in Windows 2000, Ms. Chik has steadily risen as an established leader of some of the industry’s most impactful engineering teams. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Anita Borg Institute, where she is co-chair for the Strategy and Programs Committee, as well as a sitting member on their Compensation Committee. She is also active in charities focused on encouraging women and girls to pursue careers in technology.  

“Sierra Wireless is in a very unique and interesting position to provide more value to customers that are modernizing their businesses with IoT,” said Ms. Chik. “I’m excited to work with the Sierra Wireless team to continue to differentiate and expand the company’s pure-play position in the IoT ecosystem.”

About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is an IoT pioneer, empowering businesses and industries to transform and thrive in the connected economy. Customers Start with Sierra because we offer a device to cloud solution, comprised of embedded and networking solutions seamlessly integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and enterprises worldwide rely on our expertise in delivering fully integrated solutions to reduce complexity, turn data into intelligence and get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 1,300 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

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