LEEDARSON Transitions to New Role within the Zigbee Alliance

John E. Osborne II Assumes Position of Chairman Emeritus Within Esteemed Global Standards Organization

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#HomeSecurityLEEDARSON IoT Technology Inc., a world-leading ODM partner for developing IoT products and the manufacturer behind many of today’s most well-known tech brands, today announced John E. Osborne II, General Manager of LEEDARSON North America, is transitioning from his long-held, high-profile role within the Zigbee Alliance. Osborne will now lead the organization – comprised of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT) and at the center of the recently announced and highly anticipated Connected Home over IP (CHIP) project – as Chairman Emeritus.

Passing the Torch After Half a Decade of Global Success

Under Osborne’s six-year tenure as Board Chairman, the Alliance experienced significant wins including early financial turn-around, an emergence from market participant to market leader, and the doubling of its Board of Directors and Promoter class. He played a pivotal role in attracting to the Alliance some of the world’s largest players in the smart home, smart building and IoT. Osborne will stay involved in the Zigbee Alliance to provide counsel to incoming Chairman Bruno Vulcano of Legrand Group, and to steer core initiatives throughout 2020.

“John’s leadership and vision helped turn the Alliance into a broader, professional, delivery-oriented organization that’s attracted visionaries, influencers and competitors and moved them onto the same page to collaborate for the good of the industry,” said Tobin Richardson, President and CEO, Zigbee Alliance. “His contributions to the Alliance and the ripple effect across the industry leaves an important mark along the Zigbee timeline – and we’re thankful for his commitment to remain involved on behalf of LEEDARSON as a trusted advisor and strategist.”

“In my tenure as Chairman, I’ve seen the Zigbee Alliance transform into the nucleus of IoT convergence, which is no small feat,” said Osborne. “It’s remarkable to see both the global adoption of Zigbee as well as the expansion of the organization into new transports, and I look forward to continuing to guide the important work that’s being done through the Alliance as Chairman Emeritus.”

From its headquarters in Xiamen, China, LEEDARSON’s executive team welcomes Vulcano into his new role as Zigbee Alliance Chairman. “We look forward to a bright future with the new Chairman, and will continue to support the Alliance as always,” said a LEEDARSON spokesperson. The IoT technology leader has been actively involved in the Alliance at the Promoter level since 2016. Based on the Zigbee open, low-power, self-healing mesh networks, LEEDARSON executives recognized the standard as the right pathway to deliver smart value to connected products. The company moved forward with cutting-edge solutions for smart lighting, smart home and connected commercial buildings, and business success confirms Zigbee as an excellent technology that’s propelled LEEDARSON to deliver rewarding smart-living and intelligent-building experiences to customers worldwide.


LEEDARSON is the IoT powerhouse behind today’s most popular technology brands. As a world-leading ODM, we partner with businesses to help them design, manufacture, test, certify, kit and deliver extraordinary IoT devices and end-to-end IoT services to empower every aspect within the home. We apply our honed expertise to help fuel an intelligent world – leveraging multi-protocol standards, platforms and ecosystems to ensure IoT device interoperability. LEEDARSON encourages collaboration for overall industry success, and holds board positions in both the Zigbee Alliance and Z-Wave Alliance. We are also a key participant in the recently announced Project Connected Home over IP initiative, which aims to make connections between smart home products easier for everyone.

Our history is based on excellence in the LED lighting space, and we’re proud to be the #1 exporter of LED products in China. We leverage these accomplishments, innovation know-how, and cooperative spirit to continually broaden our well-regarded IoT portfolio. Today, we are a high-quality, efficient one-stop shop for IoT technologies and services. We pride ourselves on helping organizations develop proven, reliable and interoperable smart products for the home automation, entertainment, security and video surveillance categories. Iot.leedarson.com, LinkedIn, Twitter: @LeedarsonGroup


Michael Bailey Smith

Director, IoT Business Development, LEEDARSON North America

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