PHILADELPHIA, PA – 08/24/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Fischer Block, Inc., a leader in providing innovative high-resolution power waveform sensing devices and asset optimization solutions, today announced the appointment of David Westrom to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Westrom is a seasoned Internet of Things executive who previously held executive management roles in sales, marketing, and business development with successful technology start-ups including ThingWorx (acquired by PTC) and Lighthammer (acquired by SAP). Mr. Westrom also has extensive experience with Industrial and Enterprise software and solutions companies having held significant roles at GE, ABB, SAP, and Invensys (acquired by Schneider Electric).
“We are pleased to welcome Dave to the team and look forward to working with him to drive the next stage of growth at Fischer Block,” stated Fischer Block Founder Greg Wolfe. “The initial acceptance of our solution offering and patented IoT Edge device is driving us to accelerate our growth plans. This requires a dedicated CEO which will allow me to focus on further enhancement of our device and application software offerings along with ensuring the continued success of our customer solution deployments.”
“I have been extremely impressed with the Fischer Block team in the short period of time that I have had the pleasure of working with them,” stated David Westrom. “Fischer Block’s unique ability to mechanically connect to relays and motor control center panels and collect high-resolution waveform data, without disrupting plant operations, serves as a foundation for a range of innovative applications and solutions that are transforming the operations of our Industrial and Power Utility customers.”
According to Doc Parghi, Partner at SRI Capital, “We are excited to have Dave join the team at Fischer Block. With his successful track record in developing go-to-market strategies and driving growth at innovative venture backed start-ups, we believe Dave can lead the team through the next stage of growth which includes broad deployment of Fischer Block’s technology and solutions.”
About Fischer Block
Fischer Block is a leading provider of innovative power waveform analytics solutions for Industrial and Power Utility customers. Fischer Block solutions leverage a patented Internet of Things (IoT) edge device that mechanically connects to existing electromechanical and microprocessor based relays in minutes without disturbing plant operations. The device provides continuous waveform data collection and digitization, enabling high-resolution waveform visibility and a full suite of innovative waveform analytics applications and services that address a range of power quality and reliability challenges.
For information on Fischer Block devices and applications, or to find the location of a representative, visit the Fischer Block site at www.fischerblock.com.