SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ:ELON) today announced the appointment of industry technologist Robert Hon to the position of senior vice president of engineering. Mr. Hon, who most recently served as executive vice president of engineering at ConSentry Networks, and held leadership positions at Packeteer, Apple and Cadence Design Systems, will be responsible for Echelon’s technology and product development.
“Rob is joining Echelon at an important time as we are experiencing increasing demand for energy control networks from our utility and commercial customers,” said Ron Sege, Echelon’s president and CEO. “Rob’s deep expertise across systems, software and hardware, as well as his effective leadership of innovative R&D organizations, will be invaluable as we build on the market-leading reliability, survivability and performance of our energy control solutions.”
Mr. Hon brings more than 25 years of technical expertise to Echelon. Prior to ConSentry Networks, he was the vice president of engineering at Network Physics, where he led the team delivering network-visibility and diagnosis products. Prior to Network Physics, Mr. Hon was the vice president of engineering at Packeteer, a pioneer and leader in network-traffic shaping and deep-packet inspection. He has also held senior management positions at Cadence Design Systems and Apple, and he was on the faculty of Columbia University. He received a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University and earned both an M.S. and Ph.D in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University.
About Echelon Corporation
Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON) is the world’s leading open-standard energy control networking company, with more than 100 million devices shipped worldwide. With more than 20 years of experience in energy control, Echelon delivers a wide range of innovative solutions to electric utility and commercial customers. More information about Echelon can be found at http://www.echelon.com.
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