EnOcean hires Keith Garris and Christina Jones
The new hires will collaborate with OEMs to identify new projects for EnOcean-enabled products.
EnOcean announced that Keith Garris and Christina (“Chris”) Jones have joined the company to collaborate with their growing list of building controls and automation original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in identifying new projects and applications for their EnOcean-enabled products.
"We are very pleased that Keith and Chris have joined our team. Their extensive building automation experience is valuable both to EnOcean and our OEM partners,” EnOcean president Jim O'Callaghan said.
Keith has a degree in business and marketing and most recently was responsible for leading the sales and marketing team nationally and internationally for a boiler/water heater manufacturer. Previously, he spent six years with Invensys, where he was the HVAC OEM national key account manager where he led the development and sales of proprietary products for building automation and controls.
Chris has a degree in AH&R, began her career in the building automation world in 1979, and has extensive experience in all aspects of automation. As a licensed contractor and HVAC mechanic in California, she has the experience and knowledge that will allow her to share the great benefits of EnOcean-enabled products with the western North America market. Chris implemented the design of the first LEED-Platinum school in the world.
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