Menlo Park, CA, March 29, 2006- Zensys, creator of the Z-Wave wireless mesh networking technology for home control, today announced that it will relocate the company headquarters to the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, the company announced enhancements to its executive leadership team. Tony Shakib was appointed CEO and Steve Troyer was appointed Vice President of Marketing. In addition, Per Nathanealson, who has served as Zensys’ CEO, was named Chairman of the Board.
An accomplished executive with over twenty years of experience, Tony joins Zensys after successful GM roles with leading technology companies including Centillium, AOptix and Nortel. Troyer brings twenty years of sales and marketing experience, including senior roles with leaders like Cisco Systems, Linksys and Juniper Networks.
“I am thrilled to welcome Tony and Steve to Zensys,” said Per Nathanealson. “Tony brings a wealth of experience in leading highly focused teams and an outstanding track record. Steve’s marketing expertise, particularly in the consumer networking industry, is important to Zensys as we move forward with our Z-wave Alliance partners into new markets and channels.”
“Per and the entire Zensys team have done a terrific job in developing the industry’s leading wireless control technology, Z-wave, and successfully building the market in partnership with some of the industry’s leading companies through the Z-wave Alliance,” said Shakib. “Steve and I are privileged to join such an incredible team and we look forward to working with Per, Zensys, and the entire Z-wave community to help move the company and the industry to the next level.”
“Our board is really pleased to welcome Per as our Chairman,” said Bob Richardson, who has served previously served as Chairman, and remains on the Board. “Per’s commitment to Zensys and success in building this market over the last 4 years has been inexhaustible. His insight will be invaluable to Zensys and the board as we continue to set our strategic course.”
The company will maintain its New Jersey office to continue to serve its growing list of customers and partners.
About Zensys Zensys is the leading provider of wireless networking technology for control and status reading applications and the developer of Z-Wave, a low-cost, two-way, wireless mesh network communications technology that enables consumers to monitor and manage their lighting, security systems and other home controls easily, conveniently and securely from anywhere in the world. For more information about Zensys and Z-Wave,
visit www.zen-sys.com or www.z-wavealliance.org.