Green Plug Names Kevin Jones VP of Engineering

January 22, 2009 by Jeff Shepard

Green Plug named Kevin Jones Vice President of Engineering. Jones brings to Green Plug more than 25 years’ experience in building and validating complex hardware and software systems. For the last 15 years, he served with Rambus in various management and engineering roles. Most recently, he was Director of Engineering, leading R&D groups developing novel ways to design and validate systems built of digital and analog components. Previously, he managed a number of groups, including those responsible for the verification and delivery of Rambus’ IP to partner companies.

Jones joins Green Plug as the company licenses its technology to Innergie, developer of what is described as the world’s smallest universal power adapter, on the Greentalk™-enabled Innergie mCube90G – the first implementation of the Green Plug protocol. Green Plug’s Greentalk open system universal power interface enables any consumer electronics product to obtain power from any compliant external power adapter.

"Kevin is an accomplished engineering executive with experience building best practices for intellectual property licensing and is a strategic addition to our technology team," said Frank Paniagua, Jr., Green Plug founder and CEO. "With the recent Consumer Electronics Show being a watershed event for us, we look for Kevin to play a major role as we bring Greentalk to a diverse group of CE manufacturers. Together, with Gus Pabon, Green Plug’s CTO, we have the experience to drive real innovation in power solutions." Pabon is a pioneer in power electronics and power conversion. For 13 years he drove state-of-the-art power system technologies at Apple, including power supply design for the iPod, iPhone and iMac.

"Green Plug has the focus and the IP to transform consumer electronics," Jones said. "Consumers unanimously and enthusiastically support what we’re doing. My message to the manufacturing and design communities is that our solution is easy to adopt and is architected to revolutionize the power supply experience."