Linear beefs up engineering, development and sales
Linear LLC has hired six new employees to departments including software engineering, business development and sales.
Cathy Zhu and Brian Moon have joined as senior software engineers. She has experience designing IP video surveillance and conferencing products, working with video compression and network protocols at companies including UTC Fire & Security and Fugoo Corp. Moon is has experience designing and delivering embedded system solutions, both as an independent consultant and working at companies like Sony Electronics and Texas Instruments.
Brian Davis and John Feldman have been hired as business development managers. Davis has more than 15 years of experience selling custom solutions in the consumer electronics and audio/video industry. Feldman has approximately 20 years of experience selling into the residential security channel and building products industry. His background includes General Electric – GE Security, where he was responsible for their National Residential Dealer Network, known as GE Home Technologies.
Derek Buzby is a district sales manager, New England, and is responsible for sales of all Electronic Systems products in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Long Island, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Greg Stone is a video product line manager and will help shape the development and strategy behind Linear’s new video products. His background includes Tyco and GE Security.
The company has also promoted a new vice-president as part of the company’s streamlining process that includes the formation of Specialty Business Units (SBUs). Terry Cain, formerly VP Supply Chain Operations for Technology Solutions, has accepted the position of VP Special Projects for Linear. “Terry is highly deserving of his promotion based on significant contributions to Linear’s operational efficiency and pursuit of new partners and acquisitions. He is an incredibly valuable asset who will play an even more important role as vice-president of special projects,” said Michael O’Neal, president of Linear.