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The ZigBee Alliance, an association focused on creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, residential, commercial and consumer applications, has announced that Bob Heile has assumed the new role of chairman emeritus and chief technologist, with Tobin Richardson assuming the role of chairman and CEO, previously held by Heile since 2002.

"On behalf of the ZigBee Alliance board of directors, I want to personally thank Bob Heile for his outstanding contributions that have propelled ZigBee to its leadership position today," says Ed Eckert, chairman of the board. "We're very grateful that he will continue using his considerable talents toward furthering the alliance's mission of using ZigBee wireless technology to give everyone more control of their world."

Since 2008, Richardson served the alliance as the director of Smart Energy, assisting utilities, regulators, standards groups and companies implement smart grid programs using ZigBee Smart Energy. ZigBee Smart Energy is an advanced metering infrastructure standard, and under Richardson's leadership, the standard has seen its adoption grow to over 50 million meters globally, the alliance says.



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