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Sierra Wireless Appoints Samuel Cochrane as Chief Financial Officer

April 13, 2020
Vancouver, Canada

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), the leading IoT solutions provider that combines devices, network services and software to unlock value in the connected economy, today announced that Samuel Cochrane will join as Chief Financial Officer starting May 6th. Mr. Cochrane is an experienced financial executive, most recently serving as a Vice President of Motorola Solutions Inc. (“Motorola”) and before that as the CFO of Avigilon, which was acquired by Motorola in 2018. Mr. Cochrane will report directly to Kent Thexton, President and CEO.

“Sam’s deep experience in driving process improvements and operational excellence while managing business transformation will be a significant asset for Sierra Wireless as we continue to expand our IoT solutions business,” said Mr. Thexton. “I’m very pleased to welcome him to the team.”

Mr. Cochrane articled with Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP and is a Chartered Accountant with an accompanying Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.

“I am excited to join the Sierra Wireless team and contribute to building the leading global IoT solutions company,” said Mr. Cochrane. “Having participated in a successful transformation that integrated software with best-in-class hardware at Avigilon, I look forward to executing on the massive IoT opportunity ahead of us.

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is the leading IoT solutions provider that combines devices, network services and software to unlock value in the connected economy. Companies globally are adopting IoT to improve operational efficiency, create better customer experiences, improve their business models and create new revenue streams. Whether it is an integrated solution to help a business securely connect edge devices to the cloud, or a software/API service to help manage processes associated with billions of connected assets, or a platform to extract real-time data to make the best business decisions, Sierra Wireless will work with you to develop the right industry-specific solution for your next IoT endeavor. 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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