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CalAmp Appoints Garo Sarkissian as Vice President, Corporate Development


OXNARD, Calif., Oct 12, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CalAmp Corp. (Nasdaq:CAMP), a leading provider of wireless solutions, announced the appointment of Garo Sarkissian to the position of Vice President of Corporate Development. Mr. Sarkissian will report to CalAmp's President and Chief Executive Officer, Fred Sturm.

As Vice President of Corporate Development, Mr. Sarkissian will contribute to shaping and implementing the Company's strategic direction. His role also includes identifying potential strategic acquisitions that leverage the Company's strengths in wireless communications along with its technology integration and manufacturing expertise.

"I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Garo Sarkissian to the newly created position of Vice President of Corporate Development," commented Mr. Sturm. "Garo possesses broad knowledge of wireless technologies and the applications that drive markets. His engineering background and technical know-how coupled with his business acumen and proven ability to analyze market opportunities and develop business plans makes him uniquely qualified for this position. I look forward to working with Garo as we move forward with our initiatives to achieve long-term growth for CalAmp by building on our core competencies and expanding our product offerings, end markets and customer base."

Mr. Sarkissian's career includes over 17 years of experience in wireless communications with broadband, wireless and power applications, focusing on new business initiatives, product developments and company start-ups. Prior to his appointment at CalAmp, he served as Principal and Vice President of Business Development for Global Technology Investments (GTI), a private equity firm. Prior to GTI, he held senior management and entrepreneurial roles at California Eastern Laboratories, a private company developing and marketing radio frequency (RF), microwave and optical components. Mr. Sarkissian began his career as an RF engineer in 1988 and developed industry leading power products over a span of 10 years for M/A Com (Tyco) and NEC. He holds an MBA degree from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, and a BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

About CalAmp Corp.

CalAmp is a leading provider of wireless equipment, engineering services and software that enable anytime/anywhere access to critical information, data and entertainment content. With comprehensive capabilities ranging from product design and development through volume production, CalAmp delivers cost-effective high quality solutions to a broad array of customers and end markets. CalAmp is the leading supplier of Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) outdoor customer premise equipment to the U.S. satellite television market. The Company also provides wireless connectivity solutions for the telemetry and asset tracking markets, healthcare industry, enterprise-class Wi-Fi networks and digital multimedia delivery applications. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at

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