Anil Agrawal is the CEO of CIMCON Lighting, Inc. and has more than twenty-five years of experience in corporate management, sales and marketing, product development and entrepreneurial leadership. In 1988, he founded CIMCON Software and successfully led the company through years of continuous growth and positioned it as a multi-faceted company with global customer base and offices in USA, UK and India.
Anil has pioneered the concept of "Just In Time Lighting" using an industrial strength Internet Of Lights (IoT) platform that solves the problem of high energy wastage caused by inefficient and unnecessary use of lights. He holds several US Patents on wireless controls of street lights and has several publications on advanced control systems.
Anil received his Masters' degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
Tod Riedel is responsible for all business development and channel partner activities at CIMCON Lighting and has extensive experience in the management of services and technology organizations. Prior to CIMCON, Tod was Chief Operating Officer of Structural Graphics, a leading provider of technology packaging and also COO of MIJA Industries, a fire protection and suppression systems manufacturing firm and IoT leader. Tod was also a co-founder of Millennial Net (wireless sensor networking) and pioneered the use of sensor networks for competitive advantage in organizations throughout the world. Riedel also previously served as North America director of Enterprise Consulting Services for HP Corporation, assisting Fortune 100 firms with complex technology integrations. Prior roles also included Director of Business Development and Director of Applications Development for CGI Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of IBM.
Tod currently serves on the Board of Directors for Harvard University's Community Action Partners (www.cap-hbsab.org). CAP is a volunteer organization helping Boston-area nonprofits with their business challenges.
Tod received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Owais Hassan is a VP of Engineering for CIMCON lighting, Inc with over 20+ years of experience in product development, and over 10+ years at the VP-level with proven track record of delivering exceptional business outcomes. As CIMCON’s VP of Engineering, Owais is responsible for product innovations, technical direction, product roadmap and managing the Global Engineering Organization and R&D efforts. Owais has extensive experience in Communication Technology space involving Wireless Ecosystem (IoT, LPWAN, Wi-Fi, Cellular, SDR and Mesh Networking), Security Ecosystem (Information Security, Access Control and Cyber Security) and High-Capacity Internet/IP Switching and Optical Networking Technologies. Broad-based and Cross-Platform knowledge, and Global Regulatory Product Compliance Experience. Prior to joining CIMCON, Owais has delivered multiple high-quality technology products from inception to significant market success for Ericsson (FORE), Sycamore Networks, Fortress Technologies, General Dynamics Broadband and AES Corporation. Owais holds a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University, Morgantown.
Chris Davis is a Sales and Marketing industry professional with over 30 years’ experience in the clean technology, smart buildings, LED lighting and industrial automation sectors. As Vice President, Smart Cities, Chris is focused on developing CIMCON Lighting’s Smart City strategy and creating an ecosystem of related partners. In addition, he provides thought leadership through the creation of relevant whitepapers, blogs and conference presentations.
Prior to CIMCON, Chris was Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances at Schneider Electric, President and Board Member of Baumüller Inc. , and has held Vice President, Managing Director and Board Member positions at the following companies: Dapra Marking Systems, Color Kinetics, and Varta Batteries Pvt. Ltd. In addition, Chris served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy.
Chris serves as a Mentor/Advisor in the following organizations: Cleantech Open, MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, MASS Technology Transfer Center, and the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative – Energy Division. He received his Master of Business Administration from The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL. In addition, he holds a Certificate of Achievement in Alliance Management from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals.
Rich Schuett is a lighting industry sales leader with over 25 years' experience in the lighting and building controls, IoT and SaaS industries. As CIMCON's Vice President of Sales for the Americas, Rick will be responsible for accelerating the company's growth in the connected Smart City market, with specific emphasis on the driving sales for the company's new sensor platform. Prior to CIMCON, Rick was SVP Worldwide Sales at the Echelon Corporation where he was responsible for driving the Company's go-to-market strategies in both the lighting and LonWorks-based embedded systems business. Prior to Echelon, Schuett held key senior management roles at a variety of lighting and building controls companies including Lutron Electronics, Autani and Encelium.
Rick holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering – Energy System Concentration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
David Berardi leads CIMCON's international sales efforts as the company's Vice President, EMEA & APAC. David is an industry leader with over 25 years' experience in controls, energy management and sustainability, security, analytics and system integration. Prior to CIMCON, he spent 10 years at Schneider Electric where he served in the positions of Vice President, Systems Integration East, Managing Director for the United Kingdom and Ireland, Vice President, Global Security Solutions, and Senior Vice President, Solution Transformation and Execution. Prior to Schneider, David spent 16 years at Andover Controls, serving as Vice President and General Manager.
David received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Maine at Orono. In addition, he has completed a number of executive leadership programs including the Executive Strategy and Innovation Program at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire, UK, and the Executive Leadership Program at INSEAD University in Fountainblue, France.
Bob Flaherty leads CIMCON’s Managed Services and Customer Success teams and brings over 20 years of experience in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Managed Services and IT Service Management. Previously, Bob led the definition and development of innovative SaaS portfolio and go-to-market business models for companies including Schneider Electric, CA Technologies and InteQ. At InteQ, a pioneer in IT managed services and SaaS, he was responsible for Service Strategy, Product Management and Sales of InteQ’s Managed Services portfolio managing IT infrastructure in over 90 countries. He has also developed several strategic partnerships that helped shape the MSP marketplace.
Chris Dingley is CIMCON Lighting’s Vice President responsible for the Eaton sales channel and is acting Director of Sales for the West region.
Chris has earned more than 30 years' technology experience which includes Intelligent Lighting controls, Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, Building Automation and Control, Smart Grid, Smart City and Energy Management systems. He has extensive experience in semiconductor component, embedded module, system level and wireless networking, cloud based SAAS, and software management systems. He is proficient in sales strategy development and leadership targeting strategic markets utilizing direct sales and indirect manufacturers rep and distribution sales channels.
Chris joins CIMCON from Engenutiy Systems where he was Vice President of Business Development, served as Vice President Global Sales IoT at Echelon, Executive Vice President Global Sales at Exar and Vice President of Worldwide Sales Micrel semiconductor. Chris attended Arizona State University completing Marketing and Electronics Engineering Technology programs.
George Clernon is CIMCON's Director of Product Management. George has 20 years experience in Product Management, IoT and Engineering. Prior to joining CIMCON, he spent two years at Verizon as a Product Development Manager, IoT Architecture & Strategy Group where he was responsible for leading a team of six Senior Product Owners and over 60 software developers and test engineers in the development of Enterprise Verticals including Smart Cities, Agricultural Technology and Energy. Prior to Verizon, he spent 18 years at Analog Devices in various positions including IoT Strategist for the Industrial & Healthcare Group, Engineering Tools Manager – Core Markets, Solutions Architect – Worldwide Manufacturing, and Senior Software and Systems Engineer.
George received his Master of Science in Engineering and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick. In addition, George holds a U.S. Patent pertaining to a control circuit for controlling a semi-conductor switch for selectively outputting an output voltage at two voltage levels.
Heidi Sporel, Director of Marketing, has over 25 years' international experience in managing and implementing projects in all facets of Marketing for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 to Start-up. At CIMCON Lighting, she is responsible for the development of all Advertising, Promotion, Public Relations, Event, and Web campaigns. Prior to joining CIMCON Lighting, Heidi was Director of Marketing at Masspro, a professional services organization serving the medical community. While at Masspro, Heidi managed all Corporate Marketing initiatives with a special focus on Health Information Technology (HIT). Prior to Masspro, Heidi spent five years as International Marketing Manager for NetTest/Anritsu, a manufacturer of Network Management equipment, where she over saw all Corporate Branding initiatives as well as managed the day-to-day marketing operations of two business units. Heidi was also a Product Manager and Marketing Director at Western Union; and eight years at the Sony Corporation as a Business Planner/Market Analyst and Promotions Manager.
Heidi holds an MBA in Marketing & International Business from Seton Hall University, and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Economics from Boston College. She is also a Certified Grant and Proposal Writer, and has completed Project Management Courses at Boston University.
Mike Faiella is a technical support leadership professional with 20 years industry experience At CIMCON, Mike is responsible for the successful execution of all client engagements and installations. Prior to CIMCON, he served for three years as Senior Director, Technical Support at Demandware; and for six years as Senior Manager, Technical Support at BMC. He has been employed as a Support Engineer at IBM and various startups.
Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Providence College.
William A. (Bill) White
Bill White leads the systems architecture efforts at CIMCON Lighting. Bill has global experience delivering integrated sensing, control, and analytical solutions in a wide variety of industries, including defense (Honeywell), industrial automation (Modicon), electric utilities (Doble Engineering), industrial wireless (AirSprite), environmental controls and data center infrastructure (Schneider Electric), and numerous consulting engagements (Primary Insight, AlphaSights). He has led large and small multi-disciplinary engineering teams, as well as business initiatives and collaborative alliances to identify and create new value for customers. Bill was also an instructor in systems engineering, training more than 100 senior engineers worldwide in structured architecture development techniques.
Bill has succeeded with a variety of technical challenges, including real-time software control of machinery, systems integration across multiple engineering domains, design for hazardous atmospheres, precision environments, distributed systems, design for evolution and human factors, and operation at large physical scale.
Bill has a substantial portfolio of innovative and profitable projects, and has been granted 7 U.S. patents. Bill holds a BS in Computer Science from Northeastern University, an MBA jointly awarded by London School of Economics, HEC Paris, and New York University, and a Master of Systems Architecture from Cesames Institut Paris.
Dave Muckey is the Sales Director, South (Gulf Region) for CIMCON Lighting, Inc. where he is responsible for managing and supporting the company's agents across four verticals (Utilities, Municipalities, Department of Transportation, and Commercial & Industrial) in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Dave has over 27 years' experience in the Controls and Lighting industries. Prior to joining CIMCON, Dave spent two years at QSSI, Inc. as National Accounts & Business Development Manager, four years at Energy Solutions Group, Inc. as National Accounts Manager & Control System Specialist and six years at Genlyte Thomas Lighting (now Philips) as an HID Lighting & Control System Specialist. From 2009 through 2014, Dave was President and Co-Founder of netLiNK Wireless Controls.
Dave is a longstanding member of IESNA, International Dark Sky and ANSI C136.41. In 2013, netLiNK Controls control system won the Connected World "Silver" place Value Chain Award under the "Remote Monitoring Systems" category.
Dave attended Richland College in Dallas, TX.
Carter Yepsen is CIMCON Lighting's Regional Sales Director for the Liberty Region (New York and New Jersey). In addition to driving CIMCON's sales in the NY and NJ area, Carter is also be responsible for guiding CIMCON's sales and marketing efforts through the Cisco ecosystem.
Carter has over 30 years of technology sales experience with companies such as Oracle, EDS, Sybase and Cisco with a specialization in government sales and the Internet of Things (IoT). Carter comes to CIMCON from Presidio Network Solutions, a major systems integrator for Cisco, where he was responsible for sales and business development efforts for New York State government opportunities and where he also helped drive Presidio's efforts for "Connected Communities". Prior to Presidio, Carter spent 16 years as an Account Manager at Cisco where he dramatically increased Cisco's market share in New York State and oversaw the creation of one of the largest consolidated IP-PBX implementations in Cisco's history.
Carter holds a BA in Economics from Hartwick College, lives in upstate New York and is a National Ski Patrol Emergency Care instructor.
David Miskiel is the Regional Sales Director, Southeast for CIMCON Lighting, Inc. where he is responsible for managing and supporting the company's agents across four verticals (Utilities, Municipalities, Department of Transportation, and Commercial & Industrial) in the states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.
David has over 35 years' experience in the lighting and controls industry having worked for manufacturers such as Lightolier/Genlytefor sixteen years (now Philips) as well as Osram Sylvania (now Ledvance) and Holophane (an Acuity Brands Company). David was a founding principal of Bright Technologies, LLC as well as the owner and founder of Lighting Solutions and Sales, LLC from 2011 through 2016.
David has held an "LC" accreditation from the National Council Qualifications for Lighting Professionals since 2001.
David graduated from The Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and attended Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering in Baltimore.
Willy Fiallo is CIMCON's Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. Willy has over 25 years' controls, engineering and quality assurance experience. Prior to joining CIMCON, Willy was Sales Director, Southeast and Latin America for Echelon Corporation and Director and General Manager for Energy and Power Technologies for Underwriters Laboratories, LLC. In addition, he spent 15 years at Lutron Electronics in various positions including Regional Manager - Caribbean, Central & South America; Sales Manager – Residential Brazil, Customer Education Manager – Latin America and Quality, and Quality Manager – Wallbox Business Unit. He also spent 10 years at GE Corp. in a variety of engineering and operational positions.
Willy holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix, San Juan, Puerto, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from InstitutoTechnologico De Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In addition, Willy has completed a variety of professional certifications, including ISO 9000 Certified Auditor.
Gaetano Assetta is a Project Manager at CIMCON Lighting. Gaetano brings over 20 years' experience to this role, where he is responsible for managing all project implementations including overseeing all business processes including Order Acknowledgement, Order Planning, Shipping and Training. In addition, he manages the Systems Engineering team and assists them with providing technical support and training to customers and partners in the commissioning of CIMCON's wireless control system.
Prior to CIMCON, Gaetano spent five years at Perfecto Mobile, Inc. in the positions of Technical Support Manager, NOC Supervisor and Project Manager. In his role as Project Manager, he provided technical and logistical direction to both internal teams and external resources in the management and build out of client data centers. As NOC Supervisor, he oversaw the company's 24/7 Worldwide Network Operations Center, which included management of the NOC Engineers. Prior to Perfecto Mobile, Gaetano spent four years at the Microsoft Corporation as a Systems Engineer, serving as a subject matter expert for the company's advertising software. Gaetano also spent 10 years working for Comcast, and he served in the United States Army National Guard as a Military Police Officer/Signal Support Systems Specialist.
Gaetano received a Master Certificate in Web Graphics Design, and Certificates in Graphic Essentials and Web Essentials from Clark University in Woburn, MA.