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John Sheehan to Join PCTEL Board of Directors

John Sheehan to Join PCTEL Board of Directors

October 31, 2002
John Sheehan to Join PCTEL Board of Directors

John Sheehan to Join PCTEL Board of Directors

CHICAGO, Oct 31, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a leading provider of Internet access products and 802.11 mobility software, announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected John Sheehan as its newest Director.

Mr. Sheehan, 65, began his career at Bell Laboratories in 1962. In his 33 years there he worked in senior positions in development, manufacturing, strategic planning and general management of business units. Since leaving AT&T in 1996, Sheehan has held senior management positions in three startup companies. He currently serves as a consultant in the London Perret Roche Group in Red Bank, New Jersey.

"A year ago, PCTEL set in motion a program to strengthen our Board of Directors. Over the past year, Carl Thomsen (Stratex Networks CFO), Brian Jackman (retired Tellabs executive), Rich Gitlin (NEC U.S. CTO) and now, John Sheehan have joined our veteran directors, Giacomo Marini (MK Group LLC, Chairman and President) and Dick Alberding (retired Hewlett Packard executive)," said Marty Singer, PCTEL's Chairman and CEO. "The PCTEL Board is a great asset to the company and each director has made strong contributions. We look forward to leveraging John's experience in consumer products as we develop our distribution strategy for our new wireless software products," added Singer.

"I am impressed with the leadership of PCTEL and with the wide ranging skills and experience of its board," stated Sheehan. "I am honored to be associated with such a group and I look forward to serving the shareholders as a board member."

About PCTEL

PCTEL, founded in March 1994, is a leading provider of innovative and cost-effective Internet access solutions. PCTEL's products include analog soft modems, DSP-based modems and WLAN software products that simplify installation, roaming, Internet access and billing. The company maintains a portfolio of more than 80 analog and broadband communications and wireless patents, issued or pending, including key and essential patents for modem technology. The company's products are sold to PC manufacturers, PC board and card manufacturers, wireless carriers, wireless ISPs, software distributors, and system integrators. PCTEL headquarters are located at 8725 West Higgins Road, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60631. Telephone: 773-243-3000. For more information, please visit our web site at: http://www.pctel.com .

CONTACT: John Schoen, COO-CFO, +1-773-243-3000, john_schoen@pctel.com , or Jack Seller, Director, Marketing, +1-773-243-3016, jack_seller@pctel.com , both of PCTEL, Inc.