Crestron Integrates AV Control with Commercial Building Design; Hires Director of Intelligent Building Technology (IBT)
ROCKLEIGH, NJ, January 26, 2010 – Crestron today announced the appointment of David Wilts as Director of Intelligent Building Technology (IBT). Crestron IBT is the only single-platform solution that can monitor and control the disparate systems in commercial buildings, including room scheduling, AV presentation, lighting and climate control. Wilts will educate architects, consultants, electrical engineers and lighting designers to promote the benefits of intelligent, integrated building technology. Crestron is dedicated to developing building management systems that will continue to meet the changing needs of architectural design and global network communications.
“We’ve been the leader in end-to-end integrated solutions for decades. This new initiative demonstrates our vision and commitment to lead our industry from analog AV presentation systems to enterprise-wide digital systems integration,” said Randy Klein, Crestron Executive Vice President. “Our industry is uniquely positioned to be the world leaders in complete technology management. Today, audio, video and lighting are all information on the network. We are the ‘I’ in IT. No one else can bring all these systems together like we do.”
Most recently, Wilts served as Senior Associate, Important Projects for the global consulting firm, Shen Milsom & Wilke, where his responsibilities included developing and deploying project management best practices in integrated building technology. “I’m very excited to be joining Crestron, a truly innovative and visionary company,” said Wilts. “I am eager to bring my industry knowledge to Crestron, and capitalize on its forward-thinking, integrative approach to realize the tremendous growth potential in this market.”
A LEED Accredited Professional (AP), Wilts brings extensive experience in integrated IP-based building control and intelligent energy management system design. He has over 20 years of unique experience in designing and managing technically challenging projects for large enterprises, hospitality, higher education, performing arts and high-end residential environments.
“We need to move building science to a more sophisticated level,” explains Wilts. “Right now design teams work in ‘silos’; Crestron integrated building technology can bring all the different design disciplines together to realize huge benefits in terms of control, management and savings. Being a part of the building design process will mean incredible new sales opportunities for our dealers.”
For 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology to simplify and enhance modern businesses and lifestyles. Its integrated solutions control audio, video, computer, lights, shades, thermostats and security systems from touchpanels, keypads, remotes and mobile devices. Crestron unifies technology and communication to enhance comfort, convenience and efficiencies in homes and commercial enterprises.
Crestron manufactures all products from its World Headquarters in New Jersey, with 57 regional offices throughout North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Australia.