NAPERVILLE, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/14 -- Grid Connect (gridconnect.com), a manufacturer and distributor of embedded networking products, has appointed John Marchiando as vice president of business development. Marchiando will focus on growing the customer base for the Internet of Things (IoT) business, which includes the company's ConnectSense line of smart products that automate homes and businesses.
Grid Connect entered the rapidly-growing Internet of Things (IoT) industry with the launch of ConnectSense in November 2013. Since then, the company has developed smart sensors to monitor temperature, humidity, water, motion, security and light.
"The Internet of Things market is growing rapidly and I'm excited to help Grid Connect become a significant player in the home and business automation market," said Marchiando. "I've worked with Grid Connect executives in the past and respect them tremendously."
Marchiando has more than 25 years of experience growing sales for technology companies in networking products, industrial automation and automotive markets. He joins Grid Connect from Houston Wire & Cable, one of the largest distributors of electrical wire and cable and related services in the U.S. industrial distribution market, where he served as region vice president. Marchiando also held senior roles at Anixter, Inc. and Lantronix.
"John is a talented business development professional; his sales and management skills are unbeatable," said Mike Justice, founder and president of Grid Connect. "I'm very happy to have the opportunity to work with him again."
Marchiando is a graduate of Texas Tech University. He resides in Plainfield, Ill.
Grid Connect, an ISO 9001:2008 company, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of products that enable the Internet of Things. The company's custom engineering services and attentive customer support ensure that all networking technology products sold by Grid Connect work to customer specifications. In-stock items usually ship the same day, and all products come with a no-risk, 30-day money back guarantee. Grid Connect also can be found on Twitter @GridConnect and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/grid-connect.