Mitchell Klein joined the Z-Wave Alliance in September 2015 as Executive Director with over 30 years of experience as a results-driven leader in the CE and smart home industries. As the director of business development for Universal Remote Control for eight years, Klein was a key member of the senior team that grew URC from a remote control company to a smart home integration system supplier to the CEDIA channel. He transformed the company into a dealer-focused system supplier by developing multi-level strategies for new products and dealer training. The CEO at the award-winning integration firm Media Systems for 14 years, Mitchell also co-founded industry consulting firm StayTuned LLC and launched CEDIA’s certification program, it’s first regional events and media tours as its two-term president. In these positions, he elevated each company by developing unique approaches to drive sales, launch products and coordinate teams across departments. Mitchell is a CEDIA Fellow and committee chair and has been a feature columnist for Technology Integrator, Systems Contractor News, and Residential Systems; a blogger on CEPro.com, a guest on AV Nation video podcasts and a speaker at CEDIA, Infocomm, NSCA and CEA.
Contributing to his Bachelor of Science in business management with a minor in economics from State University of New York College at Oswego, Mitchell has been recognized with over 22 awards including the 2011, 2012 and 2013 CEPro Quest for Quality Platinum Award Winner for Best Training, the inaugural CEPro Dealer of the year (1996) and the 2003 Dealer of the Year – CEA/TechHome Mark of Excellence Award.
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