OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Today, D6 Labs, a start-up company specializing in hardware solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) technology space, announces the hiring of John Colbert as President effective immediately. Colbert brings 20 years of business executive experience in the technology industry with expertise in both startups and grown companies, including previously serving as Chief Executive Officer and board member at Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID).
"We welcome John's leadership and expertise to D6 Labs," said Steve Montgomery, Founder and CEO of D6 Labs. "In his role as President, he will be responsible for developing and executing an overall strategy to move the company's products forward and opening new business opportunities including enhancing our sales effort, business development and strategic alliances and partnerships."
"D6 Labs is poised to be a trusted leader in the Internet of Things space," said Colbert. "I am excited to be at the forefront of this exciting market and I believe that D6 Labs is ready to provide the best solution that will take IoT from concept to reality."
Mr. Colbert has experience leading companies through multiple phases of growth from startup to running a public company. As a business leader in emerging markets, his results-oriented approach and the ability to think strategically will extend a track record of innovation and profitability to D6 Labs and this new industry. Prior to D6 Labs, he served as a consultant to startups and non-profit companies, an advisory board member to Forward Foundations, LLC, and CEO and board member at Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID). His expertise includes, among other capabilities, establishing worldwide enterprise-class sales teams, strategic business planning and execution, leading through growth, and change management.
This is a strategic move for D6 Labs as the company recognizes the IoT market is transitioning toward prominence as a new emerging technology space. Forbes recently stated that slices of this potentially trillion-dollar market will connect data centers, cars, smart homes, 'wearables' and more, with mind-blowing estimates for companies offering hardware, software and services. After a thorough incubation phase over the past two years, D6 Labs is rolling out production on its innovative hardware solution, Whisker.io™.
D6 Labs specializes in advancing the monitoring of remote equipment, devices, or conditions – where those items would otherwise be too distant from the existing Internet infrastructure to feasibly monitor – through innovative hardware design using state-of-the-art, long-range radio frequency technology and routing sensor data through the Internet. D6 Labs designs, manufactures, and ships its solutions from its Yukon, Oklahoma facility.
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