|[April 03, 2013]
Accent Appoints Michael Navid As Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
MILAN --(Business Wire)--
Accent, a world leading semiconductor supplier of smart grid
communications and metering technologies, announced today the
appointment of Mr. Michael Navid to the Accent executive management team.
Mr. Navid was most recently the General Manager for Power Line
Communications (PLC) products at Maxim Integrated, where he was
responsible for establishing the company's leading position in the Smart
Grid's communications space with its G3-PLC products. While in the
position, Mr. Navid was also instrumental in G3-PLC's adoption with key
industry stakeholders and the formation of the G3-PLC Alliance. Mr.
Navid's extensive track record also includes successfully leading teams
through product development to high volume production.
"With its ASMgrid2 standard product family, Accent has established a
ledership position in technology breadth, flexibility and integration
for the Smart Grid industry," said Michael Navid. "Accent's support of
all key Smart Grid communication technologies (IEEE (News - Alert) P1901.2,
ITU-G3/PRIME, 802.15.4g, ZigBee), puts the company at the forefront of
this very exciting industry."
"Over the last several years, Accent has evolved its product offerings
and expanded its customer reach to serve world wide markets," said
Federico Arcelli, CEO of Accent. "Michael is a welcome addition to the
Accent team and will play an instrumental role in driving these efforts
Founded in 1993, Accent (www.accent-soc.com)
is an ISO 9001:2008 certified world leading semiconductor supplier of
communications and metering technologies for the Smart Grid industry.
The company is backed by renowned investors such as Sofinnova Partners
and Tallwood Venture Capital. Accent is a worldwide operation with
offices in Italy, China, France, and United States. Accent's ASMgrid
product families integrate the widest technology breadth
supporting current and future Smart Grid standards to provide equipment
manufacturers off-the-shelf standard products plus complete software
platforms for rapid time to market and significantly lowered production
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