BACnet International Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

New members include executives from ABB and Johnson Controls

Atlanta, GA – January 14, 2019 – BACnet International is pleased to announce the results of its recent Board of Directors elections. The new board consists of 10 members, including two executives new to the BACnet International board.  The new members are Paul L. Bartunek, III, vice president of commercial sales and marketing, ABB Drives USA, and James Burke, vice president and general manager of building automation systems, Johnson Controls. The board of BACnet International will continue to focus on expanding the successful use of the BACnet building automation protocol. 

Paul Bartunek

With over 25+ years of experience in the electronic manufacturing industry and a demonstrated history of successful relationship building, Paul Bartunek is a skilled development professional.  In his role, Bartunek leads sales and marketing initiatives for the commercial family of variable frequency drive products.  He has impact with mergers and acquisitions, new product development, team building, and creating energy efficient solutions for customers. 

James Burke

James Burke has been with Johnson Controls for more than 15 years, establishing a strong track record of success with positions of increasing responsibility throughout his tenure. In his current role as vice president and general manager of building automation systems, Burke is responsible for growing the building automation systems business globally. He oversees the product lifecycle through the development of a comprehensive product roadmap and execution of the product strategy for the Metasys, Facility Explorer, BCPro and Verasys platforms.

Batunek and Burke join the following individuals who will serve on the 2019 BACnet International Board of Directors:

Andy McMillan, president & managing director, BACnet International
Brad Hill, global project management office leader, Honeywell Building Technologies

Raj Jayaraman, president, Burton Medical (Chairman of the Board)

Erica Johnson, chief operating officer, QA Cafe

Raymond Rae, co-founder and active principal, CopperTree Analytics

Nancy Stein, business excellence manager, Siemens Industry Inc. 

Dennis Swoboda, vice president, sales and marketing, Blue Ridge Technologies

Michael R. Wilson, product marketing and sales operations manager, Automated Logic 

About BACnet International

BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities. BACnet International oversees operation of the BACnet Testing Labs (BTL) and maintains a global listing of tested products. The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication.