Casambi expands to US and Canada

Doug Paton, Director for Product Marketing US and Canada, Casambi.

(USA and Canada) – Previously at Bridgelux, Doug Paton joins Casambi as Director for Product Marketing for US and Canada.

Casambi Technologies, a European market leader for software driven wireless lighting controls, is expanding to the US and Canadian markets.

Doug Paton, previously Director for Product Marketing at Bridgelux, has joined Casambi. Paton is based in the San Francisco Bay area and is the Director for Product Marketing for the US and Canada. Doug will be providing support to all of our ecosystem partners including luminaire manufacturers, LED module manufacturers and driver manufacturers. He will also be providing application support to lighting designers and electrical engineers as well as system integrators.

Commenting on the expansion, Casambi’s CEO Timo Pakkala said: “This is really the next logical step after establishing Casambi as the clear leader in Europe in Bluetooth based smart lighting control solutions. Our success in Europe has allowed us to have a promising start also in US even without having had a permanent office there.

‘‘Now with the growing customer base in USA it is about time that we make full commitment to the US market with our own sales and support team on the ground.

‘‘We are also very aware that each market is different. That’s why we are very happy to get Doug on board. Doug’s strong background in the lighting industry in general and especially in advanced lighting controls gives us a great start in understanding the US specific technical and market requirements.”

Casambi is also announcing its participation in the LEDucation 2017 conference in March in New York as well as Lightfair 2017 in May in Philadelphia.

Casambi’s product development is carried out in Espoo, Finland, with sales offices previously in Finland, Germany and the UK.