Amir Zoufonoun
Courtesy Xicato Amir Zoufonoun

In a press statement released today, August 7, Xicato has announced the appointment of Amir Zoufonoun as President and CEO, upon the retirement of Xicato co-founder and current CEO Menko de Roos. As no date of transition was provided in the release, it is assumed this change in leadership is immediate. Zoufonoun has been working in the technology sector for more than 25 years serving as CEO of several venture-backed companies in the wireless networking systems and solutions arena.

“I am confident I am leaving Xicato in the hands of someone who can guide the company as lighting becomes smarter and more connected,” said de Roos in a prepared statement. “Amir brings a background in wireless networking that is critical to Xicato’s future, and has the intellect, the enthusiasm, the respect for our culture and the trust of our investors that will make it possible.”

Zoufonoun said, “With a solid team, a global installed base of marquee customers, and a best-of-breed product portfolio, Xicato is in a unique position from which to innovate and expand its footprint in both lighting and smart connected-lighting controls. I am eager to meet the design community, our customers and our partners, and learn how we can better align our goals and strategies in order to maximize our mutual growth opportunities within this exciting market.”