- Ron Sege, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Read profile
- Bill Slakey, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Read profile
- Michael Anderson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Grid Modernization Markets Read profile
- Anders Axelsson, Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts & Business Development Read profile
- Robert Dolin, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Read profile
- Russell Harris, Senior Vice President, Operations Read profile
- Varun Nagaraj, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Commercial and Internet of Things Markets Read profile
Ron SegeChairman and Chief Executive Officer
Ron Sege has served as a director of our company and President and Chief Executive Officer since August 2010. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since October 2011. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and Board member, of 3Com Corporation from 2008 through its acquisition by HP. Prior to 3Com, Mr. Sege was President and Chief Executive Officer of Tropos Networks, Inc., a provider of wireless broadband networks, from 2004 to 2008. Prior to Tropos, Mr. Sege was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ellacoya Networks, Inc. a provider of broadband service optimization solutions based on deep packet inspection technology. Mr. Sege also served as Executive Vice President of Lycos, Inc., the Internet search engine. During the nine year period from 1989-1998, he served in a variety of senior management roles at 3Com Corporation, including Executive Vice President, Global Systems Business Unit. Mr. Sege holds an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree from Pomona College.
Bill SlakeyExecutive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Bill Slakey brings more than 20 years of experience improving financial performance and financial operations at public and private technology companies. Slakey served as Chief Financial Officer for Extreme Networks where he played an important role in the company's return to profitability and led Extreme's Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program. He was also Chief Financial Officer of Handspring, Inc., where he helped negotiate that company's successful merger with Palm Computing. In addition, Slakey served as Chief Financial Officer for successful private companies including LiveOps Inc., SnapTrack and Tropos Networks. Previously, Slakey held senior finance and investor relations positions at 3Com and Apple. Slakey holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Michael AndersonSenior Vice President and General Manager, Grid Modernization Markets
Michael Anderson joined Echelon from Telcordia Technologies, where he was president of the Next Generation software division, responsible for vision and strategy as well as the sales, alliances, go to market and product development teams. Anderson has also held senior executive roles at variety of high growth and established telecommunications & high technology organizations. He began his career at AT&T. Anderson was recently noted as one of the Global Telecom Business top 100 industry executives. Anderson earned a BA at the University of Washington College of Arts & Sciences in Seattle and completed a fellowship at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Anders AxelssonSenior Vice President, Strategic Accounts & Business Development
Anders Axelsson joined Echelon in 2003 from PowerFile, a private optical storage company where he was CEO. He started his career with ABB Industry, where he served for 11 years in many sales, marketing, and engineering management positions, including director of marketing. After ABB he joined Measurex (later acquired by Honeywell) and worked in several senior positions, including vice president of business area operations and president/managing director for Europe and Africa. Following Honeywell, he joined Snap Appliances (a subsidiary of Quantum Corporation) as president and general manager for the workgroup network-attached storage business. Axelsson holds a B.S. from ED Technical Institute in Jonkoping, Sweden, and is a graduate of the Executive Program at the University of Michigan. Axelsson serves on PowerFile's board of directors.
Robert DolinVice President and Chief Technology Officer
Robert Dolin, Echelon’s system architect, has worked for the company since 1989. He is the principal or co-inventor of fourteen Echelon patents, and is one of the designers of the LonWorks protocol, the network development system environment, the Neuron C programming model, and LonWorks network management. In 1995 he was named chief technology officer. Before joining Echelon, Dolin spent 11 years at ROLM Corporation, where he was one of the main developers of its fully distributed PBX telephone system. He also held positions of first- and second-line management as well as system architecture. Dolin has a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Russell HarrisSenior Vice President, Operations
Russell Harris began his career at Convergent Technologies, Inc./Unisys Corporation as an industrial engineer, then moved into management positions and became director of IT for Worldwide Operations at Unisys. From 1991 to 1996, he was director of operations at Silicon Graphics, Inc., managing inventory and logistics, IT operations for services worldwide, and training. In 1996, he joined four others and started NetDynamics as vice president of operations and worked through its sale and integration into Sun Microsystems Inc. Mr. Harris earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.
Varun NagarajSenior Vice President and General Manager, Commercial and Internet of Things Markets
Varun Nagaraj brings more than 20 years of high-tech product planning and strategy success and experience to Echelon. Varun was the CEO of NetContinuum (acquired by Barracuda Networks), served as EVP of Marketing and Customer Operations for Ellacoya (acquired by Arbor Networks), and was VP of Product Management and Marketing at Extreme Networks. Varun was previously a Partner at PRTM, a leading management consulting company focused on product and operations strategy. Varun started his career at HP. He received a B.S.E.E. from IIT Bombay, an M.S. in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University, and an M.B.A. from Boston University.