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Nivis appoints Ovidiu Ratiu as President and Chief Operating Officer

ATLANTA, Georgia — (January 14, 2015) – Nivis, a global leader in Smart Grid and industrial wireless networking, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ovidiu Ratiu as the company’s new President and COO. Starting with January 15, 2015, Ovidiu Ratiu will assume responsibility for engineering, marketing, and operations.

“I have known Ovidiu for many years now and I have great faith in his capacity to lead the operations of Nivis and to constantly deliver great results. He is a seasoned professional and a trusted leader with tremendous focus on excellence”, said Doug Johns, Nivis CEO and Chairman of the Board.

Ovidiu Ratiu is the founder and owner of CDS Wireless, a Nivis integrator for EMEA and one of the company’s most long-lasting partners. However, the new COO is no stranger to Nivis, as he was one of its original founders back in 2000. Moreover, he is a co-author of many of Nivis’ Smart Objects and Industrial Wireless Communication patents. After Ovidiu Ratiu’s appointment as President and COO, CDS will remain an independent company and will continue to operate as an EMEA integrator for Nivis.

Along with great business acumen and vast experience in the market, Ratiu also has a technical mindset – he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in wireless communication at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. Within Nivis, he will be responsible for ensuring operational excellence across the company and for aligning it to the ever-changing market demands. He will be reporting to Doug Johns, CEO and Chairman of the Board.

“Nivis is at the forefront of the next big industrial revolution, a revolution powered by embedded systems. I am extremely excited to help lead this company through all the challenges and innovations that stem from being an important player in the industrial wireless market”, says Ratiu.

About Nivis

Nivis is a world leader in open standard wireless sensing and control network technologies, including 6LoWPAN, ISA100.11a, and WirelessHART. Nivis technologies are field-proven and at work today inside some of the largest smart metering and industrial wireless OEMs. Nivis serves customers in 30 countries worldwide from its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and its European offices in Romania.

For more information, visit the Nivis website at http://www.nivis.com.