Linear promotes company veteran

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Linear has promoted 15-year company veteran Kevin Ward to product line manager for garage door openers, gate openers and telephone entry systems, the company announced Nov. 20.

Previously engineering manager at Linear’s Grand Rapids, Mich. location, Ward is now overseeing reinstatement of the company’s gate operator technical training school. 

“Kevin’s appointment as product line manager for door, gate and telephone entry systems comes at a critical time because of our ongoing development plans with Z-Wave and other wireless technologies,” said Duane Paulson, senior VP of product and market development, in a prepared statement. “Having served in a variety of engineering, training and product development roles, Kevin’s experience will be instrumental as our access and communication products become increasingly more connected.”

Ward now reports to integrated systems VP John LaFond, and will work with the strategic business unit, which focuses management, development and integration of new technologies.