About Us

Board of Directors

Chairman

Jake Alamat, Silicon Labs

Jake Alamat serves as Senior Vice President of Home and Life Business at Silicon Labs. In this role, Jake is responsible for the delivery of intelligent, wireless solutions central to IoT products widely used in daily life including smart lights, voice assistants, portable medical devices, HVAC controls, smart appliances, and more. With more than 20 years of industry experience at NXP and Texas Instruments, Jake has served in multiple leadership roles focused on embedded processing and analog semiconductor solutions. His career experience spans consumer, mobile, automotive, industrial and infrastructure end markets. Prior to joining Silicon Labs in September 2019, Jake served as Vice President and General Manager of Automotive Connectivity at NXP Semiconductors. Jake holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in computer engineering from Michigan State University.

Vice Chairman

John Osborne, Lexi Devices

John E. Osborne II is currently COO at Lexi Devices Inc., Vice Chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance and Chair Emeritus of The Zigbee Alliance. In these capacities he helps educate and grow the IoT market globally. Lexi is a total eco-system supporting all leading protocol standards.

John has extensive experience in new product development, rapid product commercialization, systems innovations, and operations improvement. He has demonstrated ability to manage and inspire multi-cultural, internal-external teams. He is a skilled communicator and presenter and has a sound background in budgeting, resource allocation and operations efficiency.

Treasurer

Kevin Kraus, Assa Abloy

Kevin Kraus

Kevin Kraus has been the Director of Technology and Partner Integration for Yale and August Residential Electronic Lock Business since 2018 and is responsible for defining key product technologies and developing partner integration strategies and tools to support seamless lock integration. Prior to becoming the Director of technology and partner integration, Kevin was Director of product development for Yale Residential Locks. Responsible for product strategy, product development, and technology.  Prior to joining ASSA ABLOY/Yale in 2009; Kevin spent 11 years as director of product management electronic locks for the Schlage Residential Business. Prior to Schlage Kevin spent 7 years with Honeywell’s Security Group as product manager for Honeywell Residential Security Products.  Kevin has extensive experience in the IOT, Residential Security, and Home Automation Business and is regarded as a subject matter expert in residential electronic locks, residential security and home automation systems and residential systems communication technologies. Kevin has majors in both Electrical Engineering and Business Administration. Kevin is also on the Z-Wave Alliance, Zigbee Alliance, and Thread Board of Directors and Treasure of both the Thread Group and Z-Wave Alliance.

Director

Mark Reimer, ADT

Mark Reimer is VP, Product Engineering at ADT, the nation’s leading smart home security provider.  He is a member of the ADT Consumer Privacy Taskforce and develops consumer privacy policy and industry guidelines to enhance customer-focused privacy within ADT and the industry at large.  Mark loves to learn how things work. Growing up as a digital native, he wrote his first computer program before starting kindergarten. He started his career automating tedious, time-consuming tasks and imagined a world where technology adapts to you and takes care of things on your behalf. Today he is building the technology he dreamed of – a helpful home security solution that is natural and supportive.

Director

Gustaf Lonaeus, Alarm.com

Gustaf Lonaeus oversees the development of Alarm.com’s products and solutions for energy management, home automation, and partner integrations. Gustaf has spent the last 10+ years at Alarm.com becoming an expert in product management, low power wireless networking, UI & UX development, and HVAC system control. Gustaf has a Magna Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts in Pysics and Mathematics from Colby College, and a Bachelor of Engineering with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering and Control Systems from Thayer Engineering School at Dartmouth.

Director

Avi Rosenthal, Bluesalve Partners

Avi Rosenthal

Avi Rosenthal has been in the connected device industry for over 20 years.  He is the currently the Managing Partner of bluesalve partners, a full-service consulting firm to the Consumer Products and Connected Device industries.  He has held numerous leadership roles within the IoT industry at Nortek, Legrand, Evolve and Superna among others. He currently serves on the board of the Z-Wave Alliance, and has served on many others, he has been a member of the CTA for more than 20 years. Through his deep connections with manufacturers, dealers, and retailers, he has the insights and resources needed to develop, market and manufacture products and services for the IoT Industry. He co-founded one of the largest Integration firms in the US.  He is the recipient of the prestigious CTA Mark of Excellence Leadership Award.

Director

James Wang, LEEDARSON

James Wang is the Business Development Director for LEEDARSON IOT Technology and responsible to support many leading IOT customers in North America, defining key product technologies roadmaps and product integration on various platforms and applications. Prior to that, James has spent 8 years at SAP on wireless connectivity technologies and protocols, 4 years at Siemens on automation and industrial IOT communication protocols, another 8 years for a wireless communication stack startup and 5 years on Open Protocol Communication (OPC) startup. James has extensive in the IOT, wireless connectivity stacks and drivers, IIOT, automation and enterprise software SaaS, managing many product development in IOT, smart devices, consumer electronics, etc.  James has PhD on EE and MBA. James is also on the Z-Wave Alliance and CSA Board of Directors.

Director

Jeremy McLerran, Qolsys

Jeremy McLerran is really talented: he can do cartwheels, ride a bike, and even knows how to cook (assuming mac and cheese is considered cooking).  He’s very good at taping things together for his kids (they always break things) and loves to have outdoor adventures like hiking, mountain biking, and camping.  Are you still reading?  If so, we should also mention that he runs marketing for Johnson Controls, the leading security and smart building technology equipment manufacturer, so that’s kind of cool.  Let’s connect on LinkedIn!

Director

Jonathan Adams, Ring

Director

Stephen Haynes, Vivint

Executive Director

Mitchell Klein, Silicon Labs

Mitch Klein is Director, Alliances Strategy at Silicon Labs, where he leads numerous initiatives to drive and accelerate the global adoption of smart home and smart cities applications. An IoT leader with 30 years’ experience, Klein has dedicated his career to designing and implementing strategic programs that bring IoT technology deployments into the mainstream. In 2019, he was honored with the CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes innovative and visionary leadership in the technology design and installation industry. As part of his role at Silicon Labs, Mitch continues his 2015 appointed role as Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance where he leads the organization’s strategy and growth.

Mitchell lives in the greater Boston area with his family.

Fun fact: Mitch is the bass player and band leader for The Interoperables, the Z-Wave Alliance rock band. He also plays for the CE Pro Band at industry events and is always seeking another opportunity to play.

Sign up for the Z-Wave
Alliance Newsletter

Stay current and get the latest news from the Z-Wave Alliance delivered to your inbox.