Green Plugannounced the appointment of Paul Panepinto to the newly created position of VP Ecosystem Development. Panepinto will oversee Green Plug’s ongoing involvement in industry-wide efforts to standardize dc power adapters so they can power virtually any consumer electronics device. Previously, Panepinto was VP Sales and Marketing – a role now filled by semiconductor industry veteran Graeme Finlayson, who recently joined the company.
"We created this new position specifically to monitor the rapid progress toward development of a universal dc power standard and smart power adapters, and to ensure that our voice and the voice of vendors, individual product groups, suppliers and other interested parties is included in the ongoing dialogue," said Frank Paniagua, Jr., Green Plug CEO. "With more than two decades of experience working with standards organizations and competing governmental, technology and manufacturing interests to bring positive change to the marketplace, Paul has the background required to lead this important initiative."