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October 23, 2009

iControl Networks Appoints Letha McLaren to Executive Team

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

iControl Networks has appointed Letha McLaren to its executive team. Letha McLaren has worked towards the development of smart grid solutions for the past 12 years. McLaren will manage iControl ConnectedLife Energy Management at her current role.
Before joining iControl, McLaren worked at Landis+Gyr (formally The Bayard Group), a smart metering and energy management solutions provider. At Landis+Gyr she was the General Manager of Energy Management and Applications. Before that, McLaren was the Director of Software Product Management at Cellnet Technology, an automated meter reading services provider that was acquired by The Bayard Group/Landis+Gyr.
iControl’s remote home monitoring solution is designed specifically for resale through service providers and home security companies. iControl partners with ISP, Telco, cable, and other companies that desire a branded remote home monitoring service as part of their overall service portfolio.
“iControl’s ConnectedLife Energy Management solution will revolutionize the way utilities and service providers approach energy management,” said Paul Dawes, CEO of iControl. “Our approach is significantly different than what’s offered in the marketplace today, and we need the right person to drive the strategy and product development that will provide our partners with the best possible energy solutions. McLaren’s experience and vision is a perfect match for iControl.”
McLaren has also worked in the product management and software design engineering roles at Schlumberger for the company’s utility-focused automated metering division. Apart from a Global MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology (News - Alert) in Atlanta, GA, she also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Tech in Marietta. iControl has announced that the company is excited about the possibilities this addition will present for the company
The company recently announced the completion of a $23 million Series C investment, bringing strategic capital funding to more than $45 million. This latest funding includes new investments from Tyco International’s ADT Security Services, Cisco, Comcast Interactive Capital and GE Security, together with continued investment by Charles River Ventures, Intel (News - Alert) Capital and the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Michael Dinan