MeshNetics appoints Pete Secor to run NA business
Posted to News on 1st Jul 2007, 13:39

MeshNetics appoints Pete Secor to run NA business

MeshNetics has appointed Pete Secor to run its fast-growing North American business. Secor brings to MeshNetics over 30 years of experience in sales, engineering, business development and key account management. Secor's is a timely and welcome addition to MeshNetics; the company says it is at a turning point, as its ZigBee products find increasing adoption in building automation, assets monitoring, preventive maintenance, patients monitoring and a host of other areas.

MeshNetics appoints Pete Secor to run NA business

Secor will operate out of Phoenix, Arizona, where MeshNetics has relocated its North American operations centre from Bellevue, Washington. Phoenix, a vibrant city with a flourishing electronics sector and an excellent transportation system, is an excellent location from which to develop new markets and better support MeshNetics' expanding North American customer base.

Mr Vasiliy Suvorov, CEO of MeshNetics, comments: "We are pleased to welcome Pete Secor to the MeshNetics team. Our people are the foundation of MeshNetics' success, and we always select our key personnel with great care. At the helm of MeshNetics' North American operations, Pete Secor will leverage his extensive experience in market development to build new sales channels and acquire new accounts, as the wireless sensor networks market enters an exciting era of exponential growth."

Pete Secor

Secor started his career at Fairchild Semiconductor, where he introduced a number of new products and increased sales through his involvement in both product engineering and marketing. During his 10+ year tenure with Advanced Micro Devices, Secor contributed to the explosive growth of MOS microprocessor sales from $5million to $500million per year. He rose through the ranks from product engineer to engineering manager to managing director of MOS Microprocessors, with responsibility for profit and loss, engineering, marketing, production planning, and test manufacturing of AMD's most consistently profitable product line.

Secor next served as President and CEO of MetaLink Corporation, described as the world leader in the design of in-circuit emulators for 8051 and COP8 embedded controllers. Secor's most recent position was COO of Shortridge Instruments, a world leader in portable electronic airflow meters for air balancing and clean room applications, where he is credited with introducing new products and increasing profitability.

Secor expects rapid growth in Meshnetics' market, stating: "I was lucky enough to participate in the microprocessor revolution. Processors for personal computers and embedded controllers for every machine from microwave ovens to automobiles to cell phones – those products changed the life of every human being. Now it is time to wirelessly and inexpensively connect the billions of electronic machines serving mankind to achieve better comfort, security, and energy efficiency. With ZigBee, you can position the thermostat and the light switch based on the way you live and work, and not worry about the electrician pulling wires."


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