LONMARK adds two to Board of Directors Members

  • November 02, 2007
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November 2, 2007 - LONMARK International, a non-profit trade association, which creates, supports, promotes, and certifies the standards for open, interoperable LON-based products and systems, is pleased to announce the recent addition of two new members to its Board of Directors: Thomas Knoop, Program Manager Lighting Controls at Philips Lighting B.V. in the Netherlands, replaced Joël Thomé, ITM Manager, also from Philips Lighting B.V. in early October 2007. Mr. Thome has been a long time board member and has recently taken on a new role at Philips. LONMARK wishes him well and look forward to having Mr. Knoop join the team. Mr. Knoop is involved with Philips’ street lighting efforts, and will help LONMARK develop standards and focus in this emerging market.Jan Brissman, Technology Manager at TAC in Sweden, replaced Wayne Lambert, VP of Systems Product Division and Market & Business Development at TAC in Massachusetts, US. Mr. Lambert has also been a long time board member helping see the organization through many changes. His enthusiasm and commitment were part of the key to its success.Jan Brissman’s role at the Board of Directors was initially a temporary position; however, Mr. Brissman recently accepted the position on a permanent basis. He has been a critical member of the technical standards development team, and his input on the board will be invaluable. “I am very excited about the opportunity to advocate more priority on the future development of the technology managed by LONMARK in my new position as board member. There is a world of knowledge and ideas in many of the people I have met so far, which gives me confidence that even greater things can be accomplished,” says Jan Brissman.“These are very exciting times for LONMARK International as we are working on increasing global awareness of green building processes and renewable energy technologies, and I am certain that we will take full advantage of the wealth of experience both Thomas and Jan will bring to LONMARK. I am delighted that both have accepted these positions,” says Ron Bernstein, Executive Director of LONMARK International. About LONMARK InternationalSince its inception in 1994 and new corporate structure in 2003, LONMARK International has become a major driving force in the establishment of interoperable guidelines for building, industrial, transportation, residential, and utility automation. LONMARK membership is open to any manufacturer, distributor, engineer, system integrator, or end-user committed to the development, specification, and use of open, interoperable products utilizing ANSI/CEA 709.1 and related standards. LONMARK International is a non-profit, mutual-benefit trade association with close to 600 members worldwide, and local affiliates in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. LONMARK’s mission is to create, support, and promote the standards for open, interoperable LON -based products, systems, and professionals. Learn More

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