FogHorn Appoints Seasoned Executives to Accelerate Global Growth

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Cali., Feb. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FogHorn™ Systems, a leading developer of “edge intelligence” software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced several additions to FogHorn’s executive team. This follows a strong growth year in 2017, culminating in a $30 million Series B funding round led by Intel Capital and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, with new investor Honeywell Ventures joining in. All previous investors also participated, including March Capital Partners, GE Ventures, Dell Technologies Capital, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Darling Ventures, and The Hive.

FogHorn is ramping its go-to-market capabilities to address a fast-growing industrial landscape that is expected to add $14.2 trillion to the global economy by 2030, according to Accenture. To support this growth, FogHorn appointed new leadership in key roles, including VP of Finance Mike Hutchinson, VP of Marketing Keith Higgins, Head of Data Science Services Greg Makowski and Managing Director for EMEA Chad Boulanger.

“In 2017, we invested in increasing FogHorn’s innovation lead in the edge computing sector and building a who’s who of industrial and technology ecosystem partners from device OEMs to cloud analytics providers,” said David C. King, CEO of FogHorn. “By adding seasoned executives to our team with a rich history of scaling pioneering companies in high-growth emerging markets, we expand upon FogHorn’s success and momentum as a leading provider of edge intelligence solutions to the industrial market.”

FogHorn’s Expanded Executive Team

  • Mike Hutchinson, VP of Finance, joins FogHorn from semiconductor company GainSpan where he served as CFO. Prior to GainSpan, Hutchinson led finance and accounting operations at Vocera Communications, Inc., which culminated in a successful IPO in 2012.
  • Keith Higgins, VP of Marketing, comes to FogHorn after serving as CMO at RiskVision until its acquisition in 2017. Higgins was also CMO at Symphony Teleca Corporation, an IoT and connected services company, where he played an integral role in the doubling the company’s revenue leading to a nearly $1 billion acquisition by Harman.
  • Greg Makowski, Head of Data Science Services, heads the Data Science Services (DSS) group, providing data mining and big data consulting services for FogHorn clients.  Greg has over 26 years of experience in data mining, deploying 90+ models for clients in globally.  Most recently, Greg was Director of Data Science at LigaDATA.
  • Chad Boulanger, Managing Director of EMEA, joins Foghorn after serving as Vice President of IoT at Greenwave Systems, which acquired his previous company, Predixion Software AG , in 2016. At Predixion Software AG , Boulanger was the Global Vice President for IoT, responsible for Business Development and Field Engineering .

To learn more about FogHorn Systems and its technology, please visit us at www.foghorn.io or find us at these upcoming conferences: https://www.foghorn.io/events.

About FogHorn Systems
FogHorn is a leading developer of “edge intelligence” software for industrial and commercial IoT application solutions. FogHorn’s software platform brings the power of advanced analytics and machine learning to the on-premises edge environment enabling a new class of applications for advanced monitoring and diagnostics, machine performance optimization, proactive maintenance and operational intelligence use cases. FogHorn’s technology is ideally suited for OEMs, systems integrators and end customers in manufacturing, power and water, oil and gas, renewable energy, mining, transportation, healthcare, retail, as well as Smart Grid, Smart City, Smart Building and connected vehicle applications.

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