Westell Technologies Board of Directors Elects J. Thomas Gruenwald as New Director

  Westell Technologies Board of Directors Elects J. Thomas Gruenwald as New

Business Wire

AURORA, Ill. -- October 7, 2013

Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL), a global leader of intelligent site
and outside plant solutions, today announced that the Board of Directors has
elected J. Thomas Gruenwald as a new Director, increasing the Board size by
one. Mr. Gruenwald was also appointed to serve on the Compensation Committee
of the Board.

With more than two decades of experience leading dynamic, technology-based
growth businesses, Mr. Gruenwald has held various C-level and executive roles.
These include serving as executive vice president of corporate strategy and
Chief Technology Officer of Tellabs, Inc., a provider of telecommunications
networking products. During his 16 year tenure with Tellabs, he was also
executive vice president of broadband networking products and senior vice
president of operations for Tellabs International where he was responsible for
Tellabs’ international product strategy, product marketing, and research and
development. In addition, he served as senior vice president of the Tellabs
Broadband Access Group and vice president of strategic resources where he led
human resources and global information systems.

“We are excited to welcome Mr. Gruenwald to the Board of Directors at Westell
Technologies,” said Richard Gilbert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
Westell. “Mr. Gruenwald is an industry-recognized strategist and visionary who
will provide insight and guidance to help Westell achieve its goals.”

Mr. Gruenwald is currently the Managing Partner at Alliant Formulations, LLC,
a leading manufacturer of personal care products requiring complex chemistry
and manufacturing processes. Mr. Gruenwald has also served as a Managing
Director of The Global Sentry Group, LLC, a strategic advisory and turnaround
firm advising small and mid-sized corporations. He has served as President and
CEO of UNI Quality, Inc., a professional services firm, and held several
executive and technical positions with AT&T Bell Laboratories. Additionally,
Mr. Gruenwald served on the board of directors of Spectrum Control, Inc.,
director and Chairman of Edward Hospital in suburban Chicago for ten years,
director of Illinois Institute of Technology, on the Board of Advisors to the
engineering college of Iowa State University and is a trustee of North Central

About Westell

Westell Technologies, Inc. headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a global
leader of intelligent site and outside plant solutions focused on the critical
edge and access networks. The comprehensive solutions Westell provides enable
service providers, industrial customers, tower operators, home network users,
and other network operators to reduce operating costs while improving network
performance. With millions of products successfully deployed worldwide,
Westell is a trusted partner for transforming networks into high quality,
reliable systems. For more information, please visit www.westell.com.


Westell Technologies, Inc.
Tom Minichiello
Chief Financial Officer
+1 (630) 375-4740
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