Our Team

ANIL AGRAWAL

ANIL AGRAWAL

Chief Executive Officer

Anil Agrawal is the CEO of CIMCON Lighting, Inc. and has more than twenty-five years of experience in corporate management, sales and marketing, product development and entrepreneurial leadership. In 1988, he founded CIMCON Software and successfully led the company through years of continuous growth and positioned it as a multi-faceted company with global customer base and offices in USA, UK and India.

Anil has pioneered the concept of "Just In Time Lighting" using an industrial strength Internet Of Lights (IoT) platform that solves the problem of high energy wastage caused by inefficient and unnecessary use of lights. He holds several US Patents on wireless controls of street lights and has several publications on advanced control systems.

Anil received his Masters' degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.

Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Vice President, Smart Cities

Chris Davis is a Sales and Marketing industry professional with over 30 years' experience in the clean technology, smart buildings, LED lighting and industrial automation sectors. As Vice President, Smart Cities, Chris is focused on developing CIMCON Lighting's Smart City strategy and creating an ecosystem of related partners. In addition, he provides thought leadership through the creation of relevant whitepapers, blogs and conference presentations.

Prior to CIMCON, Chris was Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances at Schneider Electric, President and Board Member of Baumüller Inc. , and has held Vice President, Managing Director and Board Member positions at the following companies: Dapra Marking Systems, Color Kinetics, and Varta Batteries Pvt. Ltd. In addition, Chris served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy.

Chris serves as a Mentor/Advisor in the following organizations: Cleantech Open, MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, MASS Technology Transfer Center, and the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative – Energy Division. He received his Master of Business Administration from The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL. In addition, he holds a Certificate of Achievement in Alliance Management from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals.

Owais Hassan

Owais Hassan

Vice President, Engineering
Owais Hassan is a VP of Engineering for CIMCON lighting, Inc with over 20+ years of experience in product development, and over 10+ years at the VP-level with proven track record of delivering exceptional business outcomes. As CIMCON’s VP of Engineering, Owais is responsible for product innovations, technical direction, product roadmap and managing the Global Engineering Organization and R&D efforts. Owais has extensive experience in Communication Technology space involving Wireless Ecosystem (IoT, LPWAN, Wi-Fi, Cellular, SDR and Mesh Networking), Security Ecosystem (Information Security, Access Control and Cyber Security) and High-Capacity Internet/IP Switching and Optical Networking Technologies. Broad-based and Cross-Platform knowledge, and Global Regulatory Product Compliance Experience. Prior to joining CIMCON, Owais has delivered multiple high-quality technology products from inception to significant market success for Ericsson (FORE), Sycamore Networks, Fortress Technologies, General Dynamics Broadband and AES Corporation. Owais holds a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University, Morgantown.
Rick Schuett

Rick Schuett

Vice President, Sales for the Americas

Rick Schuett is a lighting industry sales leader with over 25 years' experience in the lighting and building controls, IoT and SaaS industries. As CIMCON's Vice President of Sales for the Americas, Rick will be responsible for accelerating the company's growth in the connected Smart City market, with specific emphasis on the driving sales for the company's new sensor platform. Prior to CIMCON, Rick was SVP Worldwide Sales at the Echelon Corporation where he was responsible for driving the Company's go-to-market strategies in both the lighting and LonWorks-based embedded systems business. Prior to Echelon, Schuett held key senior management roles at a variety of lighting and building controls companies including Lutron Electronics, Autani and Encelium.

Rick holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering – Energy System Concentration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Bob Flaherty

Bob Flaherty

Vice President, Customer Success & Managed Services
Bob Flaherty leads CIMCON’s Managed Services and Customer Success teams and brings over 20 years of experience in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Managed Services and IT Service Management. Previously, Bob led the definition and development of innovative SaaS portfolio and go-to-market business models for companies including Schneider Electric, CA Technologies and InteQ. At InteQ, a pioneer in IT managed services and SaaS, he was responsible for Service Strategy, Product Management and Sales of InteQ’s Managed Services portfolio managing IT infrastructure in over 90 countries. He has also developed several strategic partnerships that helped shape the MSP marketplace.
George Clernon

George Clernon

Director, Product Management

George Clernon is CIMCON's Director of Product Management. George has 20 years experience in Product Management, IoT and Engineering. Prior to joining CIMCON, he spent two years at Verizon as a Product Development Manager, IoT Architecture & Strategy Group where he was responsible for leading a team of six Senior Product Owners and over 60 software developers and test engineers in the development of Enterprise Verticals including Smart Cities, Agricultural Technology and Energy. Prior to Verizon, he spent 18 years at Analog Devices in various positions including IoT Strategist for the Industrial & Healthcare Group, Engineering Tools Manager – Core Markets, Solutions Architect – Worldwide Manufacturing, and Senior Software and Systems Engineer.

George received his Master of Science in Engineering and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick. In addition, George holds a U.S. Patent pertaining to a control circuit for controlling a semi-conductor switch for selectively outputting an output voltage at two voltage levels.

Punit Jain

Punit Jain

Director, Business Development

Punit Jain is a business development professional with over 20+ years’ experience building technology businesses through innovative go-to-market and partner development strategies. At CIMCON, Punit will be responsible for cultivating business in the EMEA and APAC regions, developing new partner sales channels, and supporting the promotion and sale of CIMCON’s Managed Services and NearSky™ platform. Prior to CIMCON, Punit spent 20 years at Onward Technologies, Inc. as Vice President and Director of Business Development, where he was responsible for establishing the company’s IT division in the Americas and developing and bringing to market the company’s staffing and solution services to Fortune 2000 clients. Prior to Onward Technologies, he held positions of Sales Manager at Fujitsu ICIM Limited and Territory Manager at Usha India Limited.

Punit holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and an MBA in Marketing.

Heidi Sporel

Heidi Sporel

Director, Marketing

Heidi Sporel, Director of Marketing, has over 25 years' international experience in managing and implementing projects in all facets of Marketing for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 to Start-up. At CIMCON Lighting, she is responsible for the development of all Advertising, Promotion, Public Relations, Event, and Web campaigns. Prior to joining CIMCON Lighting, Heidi was Director of Marketing at Masspro, a professional services organization serving the medical community. While at Masspro, Heidi managed all Corporate Marketing initiatives with a special focus on Health Information Technology (HIT). Prior to Masspro, Heidi spent five years as International Marketing Manager for NetTest/Anritsu, a manufacturer of Network Management equipment, where she over saw all Corporate Branding initiatives as well as managed the day-to-day marketing operations of two business units. Heidi was also a Product Manager and Marketing Director at Western Union; and eight years at the Sony Corporation as a Business Planner/Market Analyst and Promotions Manager.

Heidi holds an MBA in Marketing & International Business from Seton Hall University, and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Economics from Boston College. She is also a Certified Grant and Proposal Writer, and has completed Project Management Courses at Boston University.

William A. (Bill) White

William A. (Bill) White

Solutions Architect

Bill White leads the systems architecture efforts at CIMCON Lighting. Bill has global experience delivering integrated sensing, control, and analytical solutions in a wide variety of industries, including defense (Honeywell), industrial automation (Modicon), electric utilities (Doble Engineering), industrial wireless (AirSprite), environmental controls and data center infrastructure (Schneider Electric), and numerous consulting engagements (Primary Insight, AlphaSights). He has led large and small multi-disciplinary engineering teams, as well as business initiatives and collaborative alliances to identify and create new value for customers. Bill was also an instructor in systems engineering, training more than 100 senior engineers worldwide in structured architecture development techniques.

Bill has succeeded with a variety of technical challenges, including real-time software control of machinery, systems integration across multiple engineering domains, design for hazardous atmospheres, precision environments, distributed systems, design for evolution and human factors, and operation at large physical scale.

Bill has a substantial portfolio of innovative and profitable projects, and has been granted 7 U.S. patents. Bill holds a BS in Computer Science from Northeastern University, an MBA jointly awarded by London School of Economics, HEC Paris, and New York University, and a Master of Systems Architecture from Cesames Institut Paris.

Carter Yepsen

Carter Yepsen

Sales Director – Cisco S&CC Platforms

Carter Yepsen is CIMCON Lighting's Sales Director – Cisco S&CC Platforms for the Liberty Region (New York and New Jersey). In addition to driving CIMCON's sales in the NY and NJ area, Carter is also be responsible for guiding CIMCON's sales and marketing efforts through the Cisco ecosystem.

Carter has over 30 years of technology sales experience with companies such as Oracle, EDS, Sybase and Cisco with a specialization in government sales and the Internet of Things (IoT). Carter comes to CIMCON from Presidio Network Solutions, a major systems integrator for Cisco, where he was responsible for sales and business development efforts for New York State government opportunities and where he also helped drive Presidio's efforts for "Connected Communities". Prior to Presidio, Carter spent 16 years as an Account Manager at Cisco where he dramatically increased Cisco's market share in New York State and oversaw the creation of one of the largest consolidated IP-PBX implementations in Cisco's history.

Carter holds a BA in Economics from Hartwick College, lives in upstate New York and is a National Ski Patrol Emergency Care instructor.

Willy Fiallo

Willy Fiallo

Sales Director, Latin America & the Caribbean

Willy Fiallo is CIMCON’s Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. Willy has over 25 years’ controls, engineering and quality assurance experience. Prior to joining CIMCON, Willy was Sales Director, Southeast and Latin America for Echelon Corporation and before that Director and General Manager for Energy and Power Technologies for Underwriters Laboratories, LLC. In addition, he spent 15 years at Lutron Electronics in various positions including Regional Manager - Caribbean, Central & South America; Sales Manager – Residential Brazil, Customer Education Manager – Latin America and Quality, and Quality Manager – Wallbox Business Unit. He also spent 10 years at General Electric Corp. in a variety of engineering and operational positions.

Willy holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico De Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In addition, Willy has completed a variety of professional certifications, including ISO 9000 Certified Auditor and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.