Binatone Global ups its IoT game with new hires
| December 22, 2015
Binatone Global, a provider of IoT connected consumer electronics and lifestyle products, has announced the appointed of four corporate executives in order to bring its Hubble IoT Connectivity Platform to mainstream markets.
The move comes on the heels of Binatone’s acquisition announced in September 2015 — under which Gulu Lalvani-founded Binatone acquired exclusive licence rights to design, develop and market certain Motorola accessory products.
In 2008, Dino Lalvani, son of Gulu Lalvani, purchased Binatone Global from his father and took over as chairman. Binatone’s products are sold under brands such as Motorola, AEG, Binatone and iDECT. It has offices in USA, Canada, UK, India, Hong Kong and Vietnam.
David Westendorf has been named president, overseeing product management, marketing, sales, engineering, operations, and supply chain for Binatone and Hubble Connected. Most recently, Westendorf was at Google as vice president of product management – Motorola Mobility, where he managed the Companion Products Division, including mobile accessories, audio, and wearable products.
Ochintya Sharma will join as vice president of global engineering. Prior to joining Binatone, Sharma was vice president at Samsung R&D, India where he managed large teams in the areas of IoT, multimedia, voice recognition and UX and convergence. Based in Bangalore, he will provide technical leadership for Binatone to create and deploy new products and services from its multiple engineering centres worldwide.