VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 2, 2008) - WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW), a leading provider of location-based and fleet Telematics services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter W. Roberts, former President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia ("ICABC") and former CFO of Sierra Wireless Inc. (TSX:SEW)(NASDAQ:SWIR), to the Board of Directors of the Company.
"Mr. Roberts, who has spent the majority of his career in private industry after ten years in public practice with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), brings a rare mix of compliance and governance experience, and business acumen to WebTech Wireless' Board of Directors," said Glen Brownlee, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "I have known and worked with Mr. Roberts for many years and know that his extensive experience in the technology market will be invaluable to our board and committee meetings as we plot the future of this fast growing Telematics leader."
Anwar Sukkarie, President and CEO of WebTech Wireless, comments, "Mr. Roberts is well recognized not only in the North American investment and regulatory community, but also in the wireless industry and brings a global perspective on issues which we look forward to tapping into as we continue to expand our business and conquer even larger opportunities ahead of us around the world."
"With my practical corporate work experience, and my work with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) Risk Management and Governance Board, I am looking forward to assisting WebTech Wireless in achieving its exciting telematics growth opportunities," stated Mr. Roberts.
Mr. Roberts has worked in public accounting in Canada, the US and the UK, and for the past 25 years he has worked at a number of public and private corporations in various executive financial roles. In 2004, he retired as Chief Financial Officer of Sierra Wireless Inc., a company which he joined in 1999 and guided through its IPO and multiple financings. Mr. Roberts is a Director of the CICA's Risk Management and Governance Board, and recently completed his term as President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Cardiome Pharma Corp., and Bradmer Pharmaceuticals Inc., and he serves as Chair of their respective Audit Committees.
About WebTech Wireless Inc.
WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW) is a global Telematics, location-based services provider that develops, manufactures, and delivers turnkey wireless solutions designed to improve productivity and profitability. WebTech Wireless products include wireless hardware and software services running on cellular and satellite networks, and include Automatic Vehicle Location, Mapping, Reporting, Vehicle Diagnostics, Driver Status, In-vehicle Telemetry, Messaging, In-vehicle Navigation, and wireless application and Internet connectivity. WebTech Wireless is currently providing devices and services worldwide in eight languages to over forty-one countries covering five continents. WebTech Wireless' scalable solutions are used by a broad range of small, medium and Fortune 500 companies and by governments. For more information, please visit www.webtechwireless.com.
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