iControl Networks Hires Energy Industry Veteran to Guide Company's Energy Management Solution Strategy

Oct 21, 2009, 10:00 ET from iControl Networks

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- iControl Networks, a leader in broadband home management, today announces the addition of energy industry leader Letha McLaren to its executive team. For the past 12 years, McLaren has worked successfully with utilities to advance smart grid solutions. In this new role, McLaren will manage iControl ConnectedLife Energy Management, the company's soon-to-launch broadband-based home energy management solution.

McLaren comes to iControl from Landis+Gyr (formally The Bayard Group), a leading smart metering and energy management solutions provider, where she was the General Manager of Energy Management and Applications. Prior to this role, McLaren was the Director of Software Product Management at Cellnet Technology, the leading automated meter reading services provider that was acquired by The Bayard Group/Landis+Gyr. She also held product management and software design engineering roles at Schlumberger for the company's utility-focused automated metering division.

"iControl's ConnectedLife Energy Management solution will revolutionize the way utilities and service providers approach energy management," said Paul Dawes, CEO of iControl. "Our approach is significantly different than what's offered in the marketplace today, and we need the right person to drive the strategy and product development that will provide our partners with the best possible energy solutions. McLaren's experience and vision is a perfect match for iControl, and we are very excited about the possibilities this addition will present for our company."

McLaren has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Tech in Marietta, GA and a Global MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.

About iControl Networks

Palo Alto-based iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company providing award-winning solutions defining the broadband home management market. iControl Networks partners with home security companies, broadband operators, utilities and telecommunication firms to deliver iControl ConnectedLife, the next generation of home management, security and connectivity. Investors in iControl include ADT, Charles River Ventures, Cisco, Comcast Interactive Capital, GE Security, Intel Capital and the Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers iFund. For more information, please visit www.icontrol.com.

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