Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Parks Associates Adds Home Controls/Energy Veteran to Research Team

Parks Associates, a leading research firm in the consumer energy market space, is pleased to announce that Tom Kerber will lead the company’s Home Systems and Energy Management research practice. Kerber brings to Parks Associates a wealth of strategic planning and product management knowledge derived from his experience in the automation, controls, electronics, and HVAC industries. He comes to Parks Associates from Lennox International, where he served as Director of Engineering and Director of Product Management. Prior to Lennox, Kerber spent several years at Motorola developing products for the electronics Industry.

“Tom’s experience in developing product strategy for leading home controls and consumer electronics companies gives him a unique, client-side perspective,” said Tricia Parks, CEO and Founder of Parks Associates. “Tom understands the key information and market insights required by companies competing for a share of the growing home systems and services marketplace.”

As Director of Research for Home Systems and Energy, Kerber will lead the production of Parks Associates’ industry reports covering IP-based home services, including energy management, lighting controls, and security/monitoring services. In addition, he will direct the company’s custom home systems-based research and consulting engagements.

Kerber will co-moderate the session "Consumer Demand for Energy as a Service" at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES on January 10, 2012, in Las Vegas. He will also be key speaker and moderator at Parks Associates' upcoming conference Smart Energy Summit, February 28 - March 1, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

Kerber holds an M.S. in software engineering from the University of Texas and a B.S. in systems engineering from the United States Naval Academy.

For more information, visit www.parksassociates.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. For information about CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, visit www.connectionssummit.com. For information about Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, visit www.ses2012.com.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com

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