Tom James, senior business development professional, supports EnOcean Alliance members and their activities in the NorAm region

San Ramon, CA – January 15, 2014 – The EnOcean Alliance has announced the appointment of Tom James as its Business Development Director for North America. In his new position, Tom will actively support the region’s EnOcean Alliance members in projects, trainings and events. In addition, he will educate the market and public on the benefits of energy harvesting wireless control solutions in order to advance awareness and demand for EnOcean-based products and services.

Tom brings more than 20 years of experience in pioneering innovative, energy efficient lighting products in the commercial lighting industry. As National Business Development Manager at Tambient, one of the first Alliance members in North America, he was responsible for the education of industry thought leaders, utilities, and end users across the US. He created numerous award-winning projects based on next generation office lighting systems and helped pioneer the creation of a self-powered, wireless lighting control system for Tambient.

Forward Thinking Solutions

“I’m excited to welcome Tom to the EnOcean Alliance team. His extensive experience in new product market development and broad knowledge of the commercial efficiency marketplace allows him to understand our member’s core business needs and deliver valuable support to them,” says Graham Martin, Chairman of the EnOcean Alliance.

“Over the years, I’ve worked with many Alliance members to develop integrated lighting and HVAC control solutions based on the EnOcean standard. I look forward to applying that project experience and helping our member’s bring their forward thinking control solutions to the North American marketplace,” Tom said. “Smart, sustainable buildings are a major priority for governments, utilities, and society alike. Our EnOcean Alliance member companies are helping all stakeholders achieve those common efficiency goals by delivering easily deployable, innovative solutions that are inherently sustainable.”

Alliance of Industry Leaders

The EnOcean Alliance is a non-profit organization that promotes the interoperable, international EnOcean wireless standard, which helps to make buildings smarter and more energy-efficient. The basis for the communication standard resides in the ability for EnOcean-enabled devices to harvest energy from their surrounding environment, like motion, indoor light or temperature differentials. These ultra-low power products are therefore able to be self-powered and don’t need to rely on batteries, which makes them maintenance-free. Currently 350 leading companies worldwide belong to the Alliance, providing more than 1,200 interoperable products. In recent months, several additional industry leaders have joined the EnOcean Alliance, including Schneider Electric, LIXIL Corporation, Toshiba, Helvar and Hubbell.

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