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Anuva’s Sanjay Patel Replaces Mike Anderson as TiO President

Mike Anderson, the long-time champion of TiO and the company once known as Colorado vNet, has been replaced as president by Sanjay Patel from the acquiring firm Anuva.

From left: Outgoing TiO president Mike Anderson, with Anuva CEO Vinu Patel and new TiO president Sanjay Patel
Julie Jacobson · October 29, 2015
Mike Anderson was the face of TiO home automation and multiroom audio business since the time it was Colorado vNet and 3vNet. Now he is leaving the company as president, giving way to new leadership from Anuva Manufacturing, the manufacturing partner that acquired TiO last year.

The new president is Sanjay Patel, who has been an integral part of the TiO team since the beginning. He comes from the medical-device and general manufacturing side of the Anuva business, and also served as CFO until his appointment as TiO president. He is the son of Anuva CEO Vinu Patel.

“We’re thrilled that we exceeded our product development goals by CEDIA Expo,” says Sanjay Patel in a statement. "As we continue through the ownership transition, I’m excited to lead the next phase for the TiO brand. Mike has been instrumental in helping us grow TiO into a strong and healthy brand for the integration community and we look forward to continuing to work with him to grow the company with his sales and marketing expertise.”

In addition, Rick Schell was brought on to serve as CFO for the Anuva companies. Rick, a former partner with KPMG Peat Marwick, is a CPA and has served in senior financial management and operating positions at small to medium sized firms, specializing in icommercial and manufacturing industries.

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Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at

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