HUNT VALLEY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: TESS), a leading value-added distributor and solutions provider for the wireless industry, today announced that Paul J. Gaffney, 51, has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective June 6, 2018. Gaffney has a distinguished career as an information technology executive at a number of public companies and is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of DICK’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS). In conjunction with the appointment, the Company increased the size of the Board from seven to eight directors.
“Paul’s combination of exceptionally strong IT skills and public company experience adds valuable diversity of skillset to our Board of Directors,” said Robert B. Barnhill, Founder and Chairman. “His experience as a current technology executive will provide Tessco with critical knowledge of leading-edge IT practices and fresh insight into future IT applications. Paul’s appointment also is an important step in Tessco’s board refreshment strategy, and we are excited to welcome him.”
“We are pleased to have Paul join our board and look forward to his contributions,” said Murray Wright, CEO. “Drawing on his extensive IT and leadership background with DICK’s Sporting Goods, The Home Depot, AAA, and numerous others, Paul will be invaluable to TESSCO as we enhance our current technology tools and prepare for future technology innovations.”
Gaffney has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of DICK’s Sporting Goods since November 2017. From August 2014 to November 2017, Mr. Gaffney served as Senior Vice President, Information Technology for The Home Depot, Inc. Prior to joining The Home Depot, Gaffney was the founding CEO of Keeps, Inc., from January 2014 to August 2014. He was the CEO of AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah from October 2011 to October 2014, after serving as Chief Operating Officer from June 2009 until October 2011. From 1995 to 2011, Gaffney held senior leadership roles in operations and technology at Desktone, Inc., Staples, Inc., Charles Schwab & Co., and Office Depot. He is a member of the board of directors of Experticity, Inc. and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Gaffney has an A.B. in Computer Science from Harvard University.
About TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: TESS)
TESSCO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TESS) is a value-added technology distributor, manufacturer, and solutions provider serving commercial and retail customers in the wireless infrastructure and mobile device accessories markets. The company was founded more than 30 years ago with a commitment to deliver industry-leading products, knowledge, solutions, and customer service. Tessco supplies more than 50,000 products from 400 of the industry’s top manufacturers in mobile communications, Wi-Fi, Internet of Things (“IoT”), wireless backhaul, and more. Tessco is a single source for outstanding customer experience, expert knowledge, and complete end-to-end solutions for the wireless industry. For more information, visit www.tessco.com.
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