IoT specialist Mike Fahrion named B+B SmartWorx CTO
Ottawa, IL – May 23, 2017 – B+B SmartWorx powered by Advantech has announced the appointment of Mike Fahrion, VP of Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies, as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the B+B SmartWorx business unit. Fahrion will assume this role in addition to his leadership of the Edge Intelligence Communications Product Division of the company.
This year marks Fahrion’s 26th year with B+B SmartWorx. He is a recognized industry specialist, thought leader, author and speaker on Industrial IoT subjects, as well as how to navigate connected products in the connected service journey.
“We’re entering into an exciting and transformative era of Connected Products and Connected Services,” said Fahrion. “I’m excited to be providing technical direction and working with our experienced engineering and product management teams in an effort to develop products and platforms that enable our customers to successfully navigate the challenges of the connected product journey.”
Fahrion has particular expertise in business critical connectivity solutions for devices deployed at the “edge” of networks in remote, harsh or uncontrolled environments. His technical skill—combined with a talent for simplifying complex issues—allows Fahrion to offer real-world solutions that drive innovation for engineers and managers.
“With his experience, extensive knowledge and dedication to helping customers navigate IIoT technology, Mike is ideally suited to help B+B SmartWorx continue its commitment of offering top-of-the-line intelligent networking solutions,” said Jerry O’Gorman, B+B SmartWorx CEO. “Throughout his time with B+B, he has always brought strong technology and product leadership to the team, and we all look forward to continue working with Mike in his new role.”
Fahrion also maintains a popular monthly blog on the B+B SmartWorx website sharing his perspective on life and the pursuit of anything and everything of interest to an engineer. His blog can be found at http://advantech-bb.com/technical-learning-support-center/insider-conversation-blogs/bb-insider/.
About B+B SmartWorx, Inc.
Founded in 1981, B+B SmartWorx designs and manufactures intelligent M2M and IoT connectivity solutions for wireless and wired networks. Specializing in intelligent connectivity at the “edge” of networks in remote and demanding environments, the company’s product solutions use Ethernet, serial, wireless, cellular and USB communication technologies.
In 2016 B+B SmartWorx became part of Advantech, a leading global provider of trusted and innovative products, services and solutions in industrial automation and embedded computing across diverse industries and applications. Together, Advantech and B+B SmartWorx work to enable and intelligent planet. B+B SmartWorx is headquartered in Ottawa, Illinois, USA with EMEA operations based in Galway, Ireland and the Czech Republic. Additional engineering locations are based in California. To learn more, visit us at www.advantech-bb.com
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