Wireless technology company Cyan Holdings has strengthened its Cambridge UK management team by appointing global smart metering specialist Peter Mainz as a non-executive director.
Mainz was CEO and president of Sensus Inc, a leading global solutions company offering smart meters, communications systems, software and services for the electric, gas and water industries with operations in 22 countries. Before that he held various global executive roles at Schlumberger after launching his career at IBM.
Cyan is bidding to gain global traction as an integrated system and software design company delivering mesh-based flexible wireless solutions for utility metering and lighting control.
John Cronin, who leads the team, said: “I believe this appointment will significantly enhance the company’s ability to accelerate its strategic objectives, and in particular its position at the forefront of a number of emerging markets.
“Peter is very well connected in smart metering, brings with him significant experience and will no doubt assist the company in achieving commercial success in its chosen markets.”
Mainz believes Cyan is on the cusp of major breakthroughs in its business strategy. He said: “Cyan has now established itself as a leading supplier of smart metering solutions for emerging markets and I’m delighted to join at this time where customer projects are now getting underway.
“Cyan clearly is a pioneer in the industry and I’m excited about the differentiated emerging market solution and approach. I look forward to working with John and the team helping the company grow and expand as Cyan unlocks value for its customers by reducing both technical and commercial losses, whilst also delivering environmental benefits.”