Control4 appoints Amazon alum to SVP product role

SP&T Staff
Saturday August 04, 2018
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Charlie Kindel
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Control4 Corporation announced the appointment of Charlie Kindel as Senior Vice President of Products & Services.

Kindel was most recently at Amazon where he created and led the Alexa and Echo Smart Home efforts. Prior to Amazon, he built a suite of connected home products through his 21-year tenure at Microsoft, including Windows home networking, Windows Media Center, Windows Home Server, and Windows Phone.

“We enthusiastically welcome Charlie Kindel to the Control4 team to lead our global product and services organization,” said Martin Plaehn, chairman and chief executive officer. “Charlie’s successful track record building the world’s most loved consumer and developer products fits perfectly with the Control4 vision. His broad experience across the domains of consumer media, home networking and computing, mobile and voice, as well as the creation of their underlying scalable platforms and ecosystems are all directly applicable disciplines for creating and delivering next-generation connected home experiences.”

Kindel will succeed Eric Anderson, who announced his retirement plans earlier this year after serving as the company’s product and services executive since 2012.

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