When Echelon acquired wireless outdoor lighting control system company Lumewave this past August, it also acquired a new director of product management: Mark Keating, Lumewave’s former chief executive.
With more than 30 years of experience in electronic product development and management, Keating brings to Echelon expertise in radio frequency (RF) and wired lighting control. In his new role, Keating will introduce Lumewave customers to Echelon’s control networking technologies.
Echelon is in the process of incorporating Lumewave’s North American sales channels into its international channel, which will bring Lumewave’s individual lighting controllers, gateways, and management and maintenance software to a worldwide market for street lighting and for enterprise and commercial outdoor lighting.
Under Keating’s leadership, Lumewave outdoor lighting products are installed at:
- University of California at Davis, Irvine
- University of California at Santa Barbara
- California State University at Fullerton
- City of San Francisco
- VacaValley (Calif.) Hospital
According to the California State Partnership for Energy Efficient Demonstrations, Lumewave’s products save energy, cut electricity and maintenance costs, and enhances safety and aesthetics.
The acquisition of Lumewave enriches the Echelon product portfolio and sales channels in outdoor lighting control, says CEO Ron Sege. “Lumewave’s products, combined with Echelon’s own, will give our customers tremendous flexibility in controlling their outdoor lighting assets.”
Before Keating joined Lumewave as president in 2010, he spent 10 years as an executive of the facilities management company Onity, a unit of United Technologies. In 2002, Onity acquired Senercomm, where Keating had been president and CTO.