Linear Appoints Veteran Tom Cummiskey To Head Global Sales

Cummiskey will drive security and automation leader Linear's growth by globally aligning major accounts and multi-channel strategy.

Carlsbad, CA - September 15, 2014 - Linear LLC, a Nortek company (NASDAQ: NTK) and leader in the security and home automation markets, today announced the appointment of industry executive Tom Cummiskey as senior vice president of global sales. Cummiskey brings over 25 years of experience in both the consumer and commercial connected-security and monitoring markets at ADT Security Services. His deep experience includes managing, securing and growing some of the largest and most strategic global Fortune 500 accounts.


"We are very pleased to be able to bring on Tom's top-caliber executive talent at this strategic point in our company's growth," said Linear president, Mike O'Neal. "He joins our team as we see the growth of the home control and automation market accelerating. In parallel, major players including some of the largest security providers, telecom service providers and DIY retailers, plus many other top industry players are choosing Linear's connected products, control platforms and technologies as their preferred smart products."

O'Neal continued, "Tom's depth of experience managing large businesses, diverse channel portfolios and rapid growth is exactly what we need to leverage our #1 position in installed home control platforms to drive future growth."

"I am very excited to be part of the Linear team and see tremendous value in their powerful market leadership position, the strength of their control platforms, breadth of their smart products portfolio and deep expertise in connected products," said Linear senior vice president of global sales Tom Cummiskey. "Given the projected fast-paced growth of the security, control and automation markets in the coming years, I feel Linear has a rare opportunity to take advantage of its market stature, product offerings and technical expertise to capitalize on the wave of market adoption, and become the preeminent connected products provider."

Linear's 2GIG® Go!Control security and home automation system is the #1 largest installed smart home platform, according to Parks Associates (April 2014). In addition, Linear is #1 in Z-Wave products with more Z-Wave chips used and deployed than any other provider, according to the Z-Wave Alliance.

For more information about Linear, please visit www.linearcorp.com. Linear can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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