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IDEAL Industries Networks names new director of engineering

IDEAL Industries Networks, the networking division of IDEAL Industries, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of LAN Test and Measurement products that improve the quality and lower the cost of data communication, has appointed Mark Barmettler as its new Director of Engineering in the US. Barmettler brings over a quarter century of engineering and research experience to the San Diego based division. This announcement comes on the heels of the company’s recent appointment of Richard Jones as the new Director of Sales & Marketing, Networks US, as part of its systematic approach to strengthening its presence in this fast growing market.

As Director of Engineering, Barmettler will be responsible for leading IDEAL Industries Networks’ skilled engineering staff and guiding the company’s technology roadmap.

“Mark has demonstrated leadership in the development and implementation of leading-edge technology and will be an invaluable asset as we further establish IDEAL Industries Networks as the leader in the market,” said Jason Butchko, IDEAL Industries Networks vice president and general manager. “Mark will play a key role in broadening our portfolio of product solutions designed to enhance the productivity of our customer base.”

Barmettler joins IDEAL from his most recent position as engineering director at Megger. While at Megger, Barmettler managed engineering for the datacom product lines and was the driving force behind the LAN certification devices, fiber-optic and RF devices.

“IDEAL has a long history of developing high performing LAN/WAN products that make our customer’s job easier and that they can rely on,” said Barmettler. “I am excited to be a part of Ideal Industries and look forward to leading the networks division to an even more promising future.”

Information from IDEAL Industries news release

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