SOURCE: Apprion


April 06, 2010 09:00 ET

Apprion Names Warren Smith to Head Product Development

Leading Provider of Industrial Wireless Application Networks Taps Executive With Extensive Engineering and Product Experience

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - April 6, 2010) -  Apprion, the leading provider of industrial wireless application networks, today announced that Warren Smith has joined the team as Vice President of Products. With over thirty years experience in technology and networking, Smith brings extensive product development knowledge and engineering expertise to Apprion. Smith will be responsible for Apprion's entire ION product family, including hardware engineering, software engineering and product management.

"We are very excited to have Warren on board at Apprion. Warren's extensive networking and engineering background and solid understanding of the product development process is critical to extending Apprion's reputation for best-in-class networking products and industrial wireless applications," said Apprion CEO Doug Donzelli.

Smith began his networking career at Sun Microsystems, where he was Director of Sun's Distributed Computing Group and helped spearhead the development of the CORBA standard. After his tenure there, Smith was VP of Engineering at a series of successful networking and network security companies, including NetManage (acquired by Micro Focus), SonicWall, Concentric Networks, IP Dynamics, and Mirapoint. Prior to joining Apprion, Smith was Senior Vice President of Engineering at IronKey Inc., a global leader in secure managed portable storage, authentication, and trusted virtual computing with secure, FIPS 140-2 flash drives.

Smith will spearhead the Apprion product team that designs and develops the ION System -- a comprehensive industrial wireless application networking system that enables industrial facilities to cost-effectively deploy and manage multiple wireless applications as one unified, integrated system. The ION System consists of the Apprion IONosphere and IONizers. Integrated into the ION System are five applications that are core to industrial wireless application networks: Video Monitoring, Communications, Condition Monitoring, Workforce Mobility, and Location.

About Apprion
Apprion delivers wireless application networks and services for the process manufacturing industry. Apprion's industrial products and services enable the deployment of wireless applications with the lowest total cost of ownership. Customers include market leaders in oil/gas, chemicals, pulp/paper and power/utilities. For more information, visit

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