EnOcean, developer of energy-harvesting wireless technology, today named Neil Cannon president of EnOcean Inc., the company’s North American division.
Cannon, who joined EnOcean from Terralux Inc., which he served as chief marketing and innovation officer, will develop EnOcean's business in the North American market and strengthen the company's position as worldwide supplier of patented energy-harvesting wireless technology for self-powered Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications.
Prior to Terralux, Cannon was a board member and executive vice president of business development for Albeo Technologies Inc., was vice president of engineering for Picolight Inc., and held multiple management and business-development roles with Infineon Technologies. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Dartmouth College.
“We have multiple growth initiatives in the North American market,” Wald Siskens, chief executive officer of EnOcean, said. “Rapidly evolving smart LED systems, increasing demand for smart homes and smart buildings as well as for IoT applications are driving growth. Hiring Neil, we have a leader that has extensive experience in building businesses in fast-paced, high-tech industries. We are very pleased to have Neil’s creativity, leadership, and market experience.”
Cannon said: “It’s a fascinating time to join EnOcean, the company that eliminated batteries and wires from sensor technology. The Internet of Things has become a wide category of difficult problems to be solved. Self-powered technology and its implementation into the myriad of infrastructure systems will allow a more efficient, better-informed, safer, and easier-to-navigate world. Working with EnOcean’s team, its customers and partners, I look forward to growing the deployment of EnOcean self-powered wireless solutions.”