The Z-Wave Alliance, the open consortium of global companies dedicated to establishing Z-Wave as the standard in wireless home control, has appointed Mark Walters as chairman.
Walters rejoins the Z-Wave Alliance having served as chairman from its inception in 2005.
Prior to making his return, Walters worked in the commercial building and lighting control markets.
Preceding his time with the alliance, Walters served as director of residential products at Leviton Manufacturing, a Z-Wave Alliance member. Walters brings more than 20 years of experience in engineering, business development and marketing and will be responsible for the strategic direction of the Z-Wave Alliance, as well as representing the alliance and its members at industry events.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mark back to the alliance,” said Ian Hendler, director of business development at Leviton Manufacturing. “Having worked closely with Mark in the past, we are confident that he will continue to drive the Z-Wave Alliance forward as mass market home control adoption continues to expand.”
Walters said he is honored to represent the manufacturers of the world’s largest ecosystem of interoperable home, energy and health management products.
“As Z-Wave technology enters its 10th year in the market, I look forward to contributing to its continued success and to the success of the companies worldwide that have embraced Z-Wave as a part of their offering,” he said.
Z-Wave is an award-winning, proven and interoperable wireless mesh networking technology that allows devices in and around homes to communicate, including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment centers and security systems. Developed by Sigma Designs, Z-Wave brings many benefits to everyday life including remote home monitoring, home health care, safety and security and energy conservation. Z-Wave-certified products are available from leading consumer brands in 500 products worldwide.
About the Z-Wave Alliance
Formed in January 2005, the Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of leading companies in the home technology space dedicated to solidifying Z-Wave as the standard for wireless home control products. The principal members include 2Gig, Cooper Wiring Devices, Danfoss, Evolve Guest Controls, FAKRO, Ingersoll-Rand, Leviton and Sigma Designs. Its members lead the home controls market, providing leading products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety and security. Z-Wave technology is the foundation of all products manufactured by the Alliance members.