Digi International Accelerates Growth Strategy and Underscores its Transformation to a Complete Solutions Provider with Key Executive Appointment

Industry veteran Tony Puopolo to lead Digi’s Managed Solutions Division, bolstering shift to solutions-oriented model

MINNEAPOLIS, May 1, 2024 – Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com), a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today proudly announces the appointment of Tony Puopolo as Senior Vice President, General Manager of Digi Managed Solutions. This strategic move marks a significant milestone in Digi's evolution from a hardware-centric enterprise to a dynamic and comprehensive solutions provider.

With over two decades of experience in driving business growth and innovation within the technology sector, Tony Puopolo brings a wealth of expertise to his new role at Digi International. Puopolo will be responsible for leading Digi's Managed Solutions division, leveraging his proven track record in delivering customer-centric solutions that drive operational efficiencies and business value. Puopolo also brings extensive expertise in leading product strategy, building successful sales teams, and deploying global channel programs, bringing additional advantages to Digi’s business.

“As Digi evolves and adapts to the ever-changing needs of our customers and the IoT market, Tony's leadership and strategic vision will be instrumental in our transformation to a solutions-oriented company,” said Ron Konezny, President and CEO of Digi International. “His deep industry knowledge and proven ability to drive business outcomes make him the ideal candidate to lead our Managed Solutions division, and we are delighted to have him on board."

Puopolo’s journey encompasses pivotal moments in the evolution of IoT connectivity solutions, from the formative stages of emerging technologies to the culmination of industry-leading advancements. His leadership and strategic acumen have consistently propelled organizations forward, navigating them through pivotal transitions and ensuring that their offerings remained at the forefront of market demand. His unwavering dedication to customer-centric principles, coupled with a passion for innovation, has cemented his reputation as a driving force behind sales and product management excellence.

In his new role, Puopolo will focus on expanding Digi's portfolio of managed services, empowering resellers and customers to unlock the full potential of their IoT deployments while driving sustainable growth for the company.

"I am honored to join the Digi team at such an exciting time in the company's journey,” said Puopolo. “Digi's commitment to innovation, customer focus, and eliminating the hurdles to success in IoT deployments aligns perfectly with my own values. I am eager to leverage our collective expertise to deliver best-in-class solutions that address the evolving needs of our resellers and customers."

With Puopolo at the helm of Digi Managed Solutions, the company is well-positioned to accelerate its transition from a hardware provider to a comprehensive solutions partner, offering end-to-end support across the IoT ecosystem. This appointment underscores Digi's dedication to driving value for its customers and solidifying its position as a leader in the rapidly evolving IoT landscape.

For more information about Digi International and its solutions, please visit www.digi.com.

Über Digi International
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) ist ein weltweit führender Anbieter von IoT Konnektivitätsprodukten, Dienstleistungen und Lösungen. Das Unternehmen hilft Unternehmen, vernetzte Produkte der nächsten Generation zu entwickeln und kritische Kommunikationsinfrastrukturen in anspruchsvollen Umgebungen mit einem hohen Maß an Sicherheit und Zuverlässigkeit einzusetzen und zu verwalten. Digi wurde 1985 gegründet und hat seinen Kunden dabei geholfen, mehr als 100 Millionen Geräte miteinander zu verbinden - Tendenz steigend. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter www.digi.com.

Peter Ramsay
Globale Ergebniskommunikation

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