MACH Networks Names Industry Veteran Richard Lockard to Lead the Expansion of 5G Wireless WAN Service Provider Partnerships


MACH Networks Names Industry Veteran Richard Lockard to Lead the Expansion of 5G Wireless WAN Service Provider Partnerships

Carlsbad, CA, May 12, 2024 – MACH Networks,, one of the nation’s leading Managed Service Providers of Fully Managed Wireless WAN solutions, today proudly announces the appointment of Richard Lockard as Vice President of Sales. The move signifies a doubling-down on the relationship building and expansion of MACH’s 5G fully managed solutions for primary connectivity, backup connectivity, IoT connectivity, and POTS Replacement.

Richard Lockard joins MACH Networks with a BA in Economics from Washington University, and an impressive 20-plus years of experience with industry leaders, fueling business expansion and pioneering innovation in the telecom industry. In his latest position, he will steer the company’s sales activities, capitalizing on his established history of crafting solutions centered around customer needs that enhance operational effectiveness and contribute to partner profitability. Lockard’s considerable experience in forging partnerships, assembling high-performing sales groups, and implementing managed service solutions and initiatives at Accelecom, Altice, Bell South, and Consolidated is expected to propel the adoption of MACH’s fully managed 5G solutions within the Service Provider community.

“We are making big investments in our Managed Wireless WAN business and are thrilled to have Richard lead our sales efforts to solidify relationships with industry partners and continue building connectivity solutions that resonate with end customers.   He’s well respected in the industry and comes highly recommended by some of the industry's most prominent companies and MACH partners,” said Donald Ochoa, CEO of MACH Networks. “His extensive expertise in the field and consistent record of fostering business success positions him as the perfect leader for our Sales and Sales Engineering groups. We are thrilled to welcome him to our team.”

According to Rich, “I am excited to join MACH Networks with its loyal customer base, dedicated employees and a reputation of operational excellence.  I look forward to serving our customers and accelerating MACH Network’s growth.


About MACH Networks

MACH Networks is the nation’s leading provider of fully managed 5G WWAN solutions for Service Providers and Value-Added Resellers. More than 100 of the nation’s largest Service Providers rely on MACH to fulfill, deploy and support fully managed WWAN solutions for businesses with locations across the country. MACH was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Diego, California. 

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