25-Year Consumer Electronics Veteran to Direct Nationwide Sales Program; Unique New Products Enable Automation for Any Home
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Sept. 7, 2004 - Control4, a home automation company,
Mr. Pankratz will oversee the Company's sales and distribution programs in conjunction with a nationwide launch of home automation products that can be retrofitted into any home.
"Bob brings a wealth of sales, channel and consumer electronics experience to Control4. He will play a key role in building our industry footprint as we introduce products that make home automation available and affordable to a much broader audience," said Will West, Chief Executive Officer, Control4. "We are pleased to have an executive of Bob's stature and experience join our executive team."
Mr. Pankratz has extensive national account and management experience in retail sales of consumer electronics products across various channels of distribution. Prior to joining Control4, Mr. Pankratz was President of Escient Convergence Corporation, an
Indianapolis -based firm, specializing in the development of audio and video home enter -tainment products. Previously, he served as Global Accounts Manager of AT&T and as National Accounts Manager of Sony Electronics.
"I am excited to have the opportunity to work with a company with the strong pedigree of talent Control4 has brought together. The caliber of experience on board and their indus -try history makes them particularly well positioned to bring their vision of affordable, retrofittable and easy -to -install home automation products to market," said Pankratz.
On September 10, Control4 will unveil more than 25 innovative wired and wireless IP -based products that can, both individually and collectively, enable a wide range of auto -mation capabilities in any home. The family of products will first be introduced at the CEDIA trade show in Indianapolis, Indiana and will offer exceptional ease of installation and the ability to customize home automation without advanced programming expertise.
Control4 makes home automation a practical option for any home by combining innova -tive technology with today's wired and wireless networking standards. Led by a team of experienced industry professionals, the Company focuses its expertise on providing a new breed of home automation solutions that are affordable, non -invasive, easy to install and designed to adapt to any lifestyle.
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