LoRa Alliance® Announces that Stefan Lindvall of Founding Member MultiTech Has Joined the Board of Directors

Addition of MultiTech CEO will further strengthen and accelerate global LoRaWAN deployments for industrial internet of things (IIoT)

FREMONT, Calif., April 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The LoRa Alliance®, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN® standard for the internet of things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), today announced that Stefan Lindvall, CEO of MultiTech, has joined its board of directors. His extensive experience and leadership in the IoT industry make him a valuable addition to the LoRa Alliance board. Under his guidance, MultiTech has consistently demonstrated a commitment to advancing IoT technologies and promoting interoperability, aligning with the goals of the LoRa Alliance.


“IIoT is a huge, growing market actively leveraging robust, open and standards-based networking options suitable for large-scale deployments, like LoRaWAN,” said Donna Moore, CEO and Chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance. “For many industrial use cases, LoRaWAN offers the best solution for reliable, secure, scalable and cost-effective communication. It can also be deployed as privately operated networks, a benefit for many customers. LoRaWAN has become the global standard for low-bandwidth communication in industrial applications by continuing to support innovation, interoperability, security and scalability. I am pleased to welcome Stefan to the board to leverage his significant experience and expertise to support our ongoing leadership in this market.”

MultiTech’s addition to the board of directors comes as LoRaWAN’s use in IIoT is rapidly growing and the Alliance looks to strengthen awareness of the technology and its benefits to support industrial applications. LoRaWAN is a key enabling technology driving the transformation into Industry 5.0 and its embrace of sustainability and humankind. LoRaWAN offers critical benefits like improving efficiency, safety, productivity, and workforce utilization and satisfaction that will make Industry 5.0 a reality.

“MultiTech has been at the forefront of IoT LoRaWAN innovation, collaborating in the development of open ecosystems without customer lock-ins,” said Lindvall. “This board appointment is an affirmation of our belief in the future of LoRaWAN. I am committed to actively contributing to the continued growth, education, awareness and thought leadership to drive the continued growth, standardization and success of LoRaWAN.”

About LoRaWAN Live Munich

IIoT and smart manufacturing will be a key focus of the LoRa Alliance’s upcoming LoRaWAN Live Munich event, taking place June 19 & 20. The program is ideal for anyone interested in or working with LoRaWAN. As the official LoRaWAN event of the year, LoRaWAN Live offers a unique opportunity to share insights, experiences and visions with a vibrant and engaged ecosystem from multiple industries across the globe. The event will feature an agenda filled with technical sessions, a products and solutions marketplace, mainstage keynotes and VIP speakers, live demonstrations focusing on various use cases and markets, and plenty of opportunities for networking and business meetings.

Learn more and register here.

Editors and analysts interested in attending LoRaWAN Live Munich can contact the Alliance at lora-alliance@kiterocket.com to make arrangements.

About LoRa Alliance®
The LoRa Alliance® is an open, nonprofit association that has become one of the largest and fastest-growing alliances in the technology sector since its inception in 2015. Its members closely collaborate and share expertise to develop and promote the LoRaWAN® standard, which is the de facto global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWAN connectivity. LoRaWAN has the technical flexibility to address a broad range of IoT applications, both fixed and mobile, and a robust LoRaWAN Certification program to guarantee that devices perform as specified. The LoRaWAN standard has been deployed by more than 170 major mobile network operators globally, with connectivity available worldwide. More information: lora-alliance.org

LoRa Alliance®, LoRaWAN® and LoRaWAN CertifiedCM are licensed marks.

Stephanie Quinn, LoRa Alliance PR, +1 480 316 8370, squinn@kiterocket.com

About MultiTech:
MultiTech Systems has been expanding the connected world by delivering industry-leading communications technology platforms for over 50 years. Offering an extensive line of fully certified and carrier-approved external and embedded modems, routers, and gateways, MultiTech works with thousands of customers worldwide to easily enable cellular, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, LoRa®, GPS, and other M2M communication capabilities for their IoT applications. For more information, please visit https://multitech.com.

MultiTech Media Contact
Matthew MacDowell, MultiTech, +1 763-717-5528, MMacDowell@MultiTech.com

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