December 01, 2009 11:11 ET

Nivis, LLC Names Doug Johns Chief Executive Officer

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2009) - Nivis, LLC, the world's leading developer and integrator of wireless network technologies, announces Doug Johns, Chairman of the Board of Directors, has assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Johns started his career with IBM Corporation in 1982. At IBM Mr. Johns helped grow the Personal Computer business, located in Boca Raton, Florida, through 1983.

At the end of 1983, Mr. Johns joined Compaq Computer Corporation in Houston, Texas. During his tenure, Compaq's business grew from $100 million to $3 billion. Mr. Johns left Compaq as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Personal Computer Division.

In 1995, Mr. Johns founded a supply chain management company that produced the Monorail™ and "build-to-order" IBM NetVista personal computer.

In 2002, Mr. Johns joined Internet Security Systems (ISS), Atlanta, Georgia, as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations. While at ISS, Mr. Johns' team accomplished a significant turnaround by introducing the Proventia™ line of products. Ongoing worldwide responsibilities included: Marketing, Product Development, Engineering, Information Systems, Customer Support, ISS Managed Services, Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing. Mr. Johns left ISS in January 2006.

Mr. Johns, commenting on the opportunity at Nivis, said, "I have been fortunate in my career to see firsthand the rise of the personal computer and the internet. I believe Nivis is at the forefront of yet another significant technology revolution with the proliferation of embedded wireless software and devices. We are seeing great traction from the commercial sector through our SmartGRID customers, and are beginning to see the same in the industrial sector with the adoption of ISA100.11a and WirelessHART standards. I think the next 24 months are going to be very exciting in this market."

About Nivis, LLC:

Nivis is the world's leading developer and integrator of wireless technologies for the design, development, deployment and management of large scale wireless sensor and control networks for commercial and industrial sectors. Key customers include Landis+Gyr, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, General Electric, Chevron, Acuity, and Honeywell.

Nivis is a privately held corporation based in Atlanta, Georgia with offices in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Nivis employs over 80 people worldwide. Additional information about Nivis products and services may be obtained at or via email to at

Contact Information

  • Nivis, LLC
    1000 Circle 75 Parkway, 3rd Floor
    Atlanta, GA 30339
    Phone: 678-202-6800
    Fax: 770-956-0606

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