Legrand’s Shading and Residential Controls business today announced that Charlie Derk, director of product marketing for the company’s QMotion and Vantage brands, has been appointed to the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) board of directors.
Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital infrastructures for homes, workplaces and data centers. CABA is an international, nonprofit industry association dedicated to the advancement of connected home and intelligent building technologies.
Derk has worked in lighting and shading controls for more than 20 years, with roles ranging from engineering and product management to marketing and sales. At Legrand, he is primarily responsible for guiding the company’s strategic direction for shading and residential controls.
Previously, he was instrumental in building Crestron’s shading product line and served as lead engineer for Lutron’s HomeWorks Interactive platform. Based in northern New Jersey, Derk holds a degree in computer science. He takes over for Andrew Wale — vice president of product marketing, BCS division, Legrand North America — as the company’s representative on the CABA board.
“I am very pleased to welcome Charlie Derk to the CABA board of directors,” said Ron Zimmer, CABA president and CEO. “He has a vast knowledge in lighting and shading control products, a key strategic segment within the integrated building technologies market. He brings a rare combination of experience, as both an engineering and product development veteran and as a marketing and sales leader.”
“It’s a great honor to join the CABA board on behalf of Legrand,” added Derk. “I look forward to working with the organization toward our common goal of advancing the connected home and intelligent building sector by driving the evolution of control and automation technologies.”