BOSTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, UMass Lowell honored alumni for exceptional leadership and commitment in their fields at the 2012 University Alumni Awards ceremony. Among the honorees was Ember's CEO Robert LeFort, who graduated from the university in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
Since joining Ember in 2006, LeFort has grown the company into the world's leading provider of low-power wireless mesh networking technology – including chips, software and tools – based on ZigBee, a global, low power wireless industry standard. Bob built a team and shepherded the company from a start up with low volumes to a mature, scaled up company shipping tens of millions of chips.
"To be recognized by my alma mater and among such a distinguished group of individuals is an honor. The team at UMass Lowell is doing exciting things for the university and I'm happy to be part of their community," said LeFort. "This recognition also validates the efforts and success of the whole Ember team in scaling our business and developing a key technology to enable the connected home and help empower consumers to manage their energy consumption better."
The event, held on April 19th at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, was attended by university leaders, alumni, students, faculty, staff and members of the community. The university's release as well as the list of this year's honorees can be found here: http://www.uml.edu/News/press-releases/2012/UnivAlumniAwardsreleaseApril2012.aspx.
Ember Corporation (www.ember.com) develops wireless mesh networking technology – chips, software and tools - for Smart Energy, connected homes, and many other monitoring and control applications enabling greener living and work environments. The Boston-based company is a promoter of the ZigBee Alliance with an IC design center in Cambridge, England, an office in Hong Kong and sales channels and distributors worldwide. Follow Ember on twitter @EmberCorp.
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