The Zigbee Alliance – an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT) – has announced that Coopersburg, Pa.-based Lutron Electronics has joined its Board of Directors. Lutron’s participation at the board level demonstrates its commitment to working alongside other highly regarded IoT leaders to together bring practical, intuitive, wireless experiences to users in residential and commercial settings.

“Lutron is focused on taking care of the customer and delivering value with superior goods and services,” says Pekka Hakkarainen, Ph.D., VP/Government & Industry Relations at Lutron. “We are passionate about creating great customer experiences that promote comfort and enhance well-being both in the home and workplace.”

“Lutron has a history of impressive innovation, smart business decisions, and respect for environmental impact,” adds Tobin Richardson, President & CEO of Zigbee Alliance. “They’re an ideal addition to the esteemed collection of companies that currently comprise our board, our collective goals and interests, and the individual representatives that dedicate their time, resources, and energy to the open standards charge.”

Paramount to Lutron’s investment in, and dedication to, this industry-driven standards group is the commonality between the Zigbee Alliance vision and values and Lutron’s founding principles of benefiting its customers and improving the way the world lives, works, and plays. “We look forward to working with the Zigbee Alliance board to help shape the future of the IoT and deliver even more value to our customers,” Hakkarainen notes.

For information about the Zigbee Alliance, its Board of Directors, general membership, and benefits of being Zigbee Certified, visit www.zigbee.org.