Leedarson IoT Technology Inc, a ODM partner for developing IoT products and the manufacturer behind many of most well-known tech brands, announced John E. Osborne II, general manager of Leedarson, is transitioning from his long-held, high-profile role within the Zigbee Alliance.
Osborne will now lead the organisation – comprised of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT) and at the centre of the recently announced and highly anticipated Connected Home over IP (CHIP) project – as chairman Emeritus.
Passing the torch after half a decade of global success
Under Osborne’s six-year tenure as board chairman, the Alliance experienced significant wins including early financial turn-around, an emergence from market participant to market leader, and the doubling of its board of directors and promoter class. He played a pivotal role in attracting to the Alliance some of the world’s largest players in the smart home, smart building and IoT. Osborne will stay involved in the Zigbee Alliance to provide counsel to incoming chairman Bruno Vulcano of Legrand Group, and to steer core initiatives throughout 2020.
“John’s leadership and vision helped turn the Alliance into a broader, professional, delivery-oriented organisation that’s attracted visionaries, influencers and competitors and moved them onto the same page to collaborate for the good of the industry,” said Tobin Richardson, president and CEO, Zigbee Alliance. “His contributions to the alliance and the ripple effect across the industry leaves an important mark along the Zigbee timeline – and we’re thankful for his commitment to remain involved on behalf of Leedarson as a trusted advisor and strategist.”
“In my tenure as chairman, I’ve seen the Zigbee Alliance transform into the nucleus of IoT convergence, which is no small feat,” said Osborne. “It’s remarkable to see both the global adoption of Zigbee as well as the expansion of the organisation into new transports, and I look forward to continuing to guide the important work that’s being done through the Alliance as chairman emeritus.”
From its headquarters in Xiamen, China, Leedarson’s executive team welcomes Vulcano into his new role as Zigbee Alliance chairman. “We look forward to a bright future with the new chairman, and will continue to support the Alliance as always,” said Leedarson spokesperson. The IoT technology leader has been actively involved in the Alliance at the Promoter level since 2016.
Based on the Zigbee open, low-power, self-healing mesh networks, Leedarson executives recognised the standard as the right pathway to deliver smart value to connected products. The company moved forward with cutting-edge solutions for smart lighting, smart home and connected commercial buildings, and business success confirms Zigbee as an excellent technology that’s propelled Leedarson to deliver rewarding smart-living and intelligent-building experiences to customers worldwide.