Inovonics, a provider in high-performance wireless sensor networks, announced the retirement of President Mark Jarman and the appointment of Tom Chittenden as president effective April 12, 2021. Jarman will support the business through the leadership transition period.
Jarman has served Inovonics for over 20 years. Starting in 2000, he joined Inovonics as the director of new business development, and following senior leadership roles of increasing commercial responsibility, he was appointed as Inovonics president in 2006.
Jarman has led the Inovonics team through evolutions of technology and growth over the years. Over the last 15 years, Jarman has built the team and enhanced the company’s capabilities across the enterprise, including increasing the organization’s customer intimacy and focus on customer satisfaction.
Mr. Jarman has played influential roles in changing industry regulations impacting Inovonics’ end markets. He has served on the Utility Management and Conservation Association (UMCA) board for over 10 years, joined the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to guide senior living regulatory activities, and has worked with the Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC) to track governmental changes affecting the evolution of wireless spectrum utilization.
Following his 21-year tenure at Inovonics, Jarman plans to enjoy retirement by staying active in his many outdoor pursuits and traveling the world with his wife. The Inovonics team wishes him and his family the very best in his upcoming retirement.
Tom Chittenden will be the organization’s next president. Chittenden will lead the next chapters of strategy development and growth of Inovonics high-performance wireless sensor network offerings with an eye to the future, offering cloud-based real-time indoor-location solutions.
“Inovonics has a strong track record of innovation and high-quality delivery,” Chittenden said. “I am excited to join Inovonics at this time in its history. I’m confident that the continued innovation and customer focus of our team will ensure we will be the market leader in high-performance wireless sensor network solutions, today and for years to come.”
Chittenden brings more than 20 years of platform hardware and software experience to his new role. Prior to joining Inovonics, he served in various leadership positions at NCR. Most recently, as a vice president and general manager of industry solutions for NCR, where he drove the portfolio of hardware, software and IoT solutions globally. Prior to joining NCR, Chittenden held leadership roles in numerous capacities at GE, including driving the GE IoT strategy for the retail oil and gas segment. Tom holds an MBA from the University of South Florida and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Florida. He will be relocating along with his family to Colorado from Georgia.