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PCTEL Promotes Rishi Bharadwaj to Vice President and General Manager of Connected Solutions

March 12, 2015
By Business Wire News


PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), a leader in Performance Critical Telecom solutions, announced today that it had promoted Rishi Bharadwaj to Vice President and General Manager, Connected Solutions. Bharadwaj, who has held several positions in the company, most recently served as its Vice President of Global Sales for the company’s antenna product line.

Connected Solutions includes the company’s antenna products, RF ancillary equipment, and its Site Solutions product lines. Connected Solutions generated over $72 million in 2014.

“Rishi helped PCTEL transform itself from a wired modem company to a global supplier of wireless products and services,” said Marty Singer, PCTEL’s Chairman and CEO. “His strong domain knowledge, creativity, and leadership will allow us to take Connected Solutions and PCTEL to the next level,” added Singer.

Bharadwaj received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He holds a patent for measuring data quality in wireless communication networks. Prior to PCTEL, Bharadwaj developed data collection and data analytics tools for the cellular industry at Safco Technologies and then at Agilent, which acquired Safco. While at PCTEL, he led the company’s patent licensing efforts, strategic development, and product management.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead PCTEL’s Connected Solutions business,” said Bharadwaj. “We have a great team. I’ll continue to drive focused portfolio development and investments necessary to meet our customers evolving requirements,” added Bharadwaj.


PCTEL delivers Performance Critical Telecom solutions. The industry relies upon PCTEL to benchmark network performance, analyze trends, and optimize wireless networks. PCTEL’s antennas and site solutions are vital elements for SCADA, oil and gas, utilities, fleet management, health care, public safety, education, small cell, and network timing.

PCTEL’s RF Solutions products and services improve the performance of wireless networks globally. PCTEL’s performance critical products include its MXflex™, IBflex™, and EXflex® SeeGull® scanning receivers and related SeeHawk® and SeeWave™ tools. PCTEL’s sophisticated engineering services utilize these products as well as the Meridian™ network analytics tool.

PCTEL Connected Solutions™ designs and delivers performance critical antennas and site solutions for wireless networks globally. PCTEL’s performance critical MAXRAD® and Bluewave™ antenna solutions include high rejection and high performance GPS and GNSS products, the industry leading Yagi portfolio, mobile and indoor LTE, broadband, and LMR antennas and PIM-rated antennas for transit, in-building, and small cell applications. We provide performance critical mobile towers for demanding emergency and oil and gas network applications and leverage our design, logistics, and support capabilities to deliver performance critical site solutions into carrier, railroad, and utility applications.

PCTEL’s products are sold worldwide through direct and indirect channels. For more information, please visit the company’s web sites:,, or

Jack Seller
Public Relations