Lew Brown has officially assumed the role of President of DEN Smart Home Inc., North America. Having previously served as CEO, COO, President, VP of Business Development and VP of Sales & Marketing throughout multiple companies in the consumer technology sectors, Brown will now help lead and develop the strategic plan for DEN including business and product development initiatives.
Brown is joined by Dennis Nijmeijer, who will be filling the role of Chief Financial Officer in the newly created Ankerslot Group. Nijmeijer has over two decades of finance experience most recently as a Finance Director at HSF Logistics.
DEN itself was founded by Ankerslot, a seventy-five-year-old manufacturer of European access control products.
Robert Boensma, CTO and one of DEN’s first hires has also been named as a minority owner in DEN Smart Home.
“I am energized to be part of the DEN Smart Home team; it is an exciting time for the company as we prepare for our official launch. I believe in the unique solution that the DEN SmartStrike offers to the market and our team is looking forward to connecting with attendees at CEDIA Expo to showcase how the DEN SmartStrike fits into their product portfolio,” said Brown.
Den’s most well-known product, the DEN SmartStrike, is an access control solution and wireless smart door strike that installs into the door frame without the removal of existing hardware. Users are also able to still use their traditional key to unlock the door while also gaining access to a companion app to create digital keys for family members, friends, and temporary guests.
“Rounding out our executive leadership team was an important step forward,” said Marijn van der Wal, founder and CEO of Ankerslot Group and its wholly owned business unit, DEN Smart Home. “Having a highly talented team that is committed to our company goals will take DEN Smart Home to the next level. Between Lew’s incredibly successful track record of bringing new products to market and Dennis’ financial acumen DEN Smart Home is poised for exciting growth ahead.”
DEN Smart Home will be exhibiting at CEDIA Expo (Booth #829). To book an appointment at CEDIA Expo 2023, inquire about North America sales or distribution opportunities, or learn more about the disruptive access control solution, contact email@example.com.
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