Uponor Announces New Position to Lead Its Intelligent Water Category

Uponor appoints product-management professional Chad Meyer to the position of senior director, intelligent water.

Uponor appoints product-management professional Chad Meyer to the position of senior director, intelligent water.

Uponor North America (Uponor) has appointed product-management professional Chad Meyer to the position of senior director, intelligent water. Meyer will lead the commercialization of the Phyn Plus smart water assistant + shutoff, which made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and the International Builders’ Show in Orlando. He reports to Dena Mayne, vice president of marketing and customer experience, Uponor North America.

“Phyn Plus is the first of several anticipated launches into the intelligent water category for us,” says Mayne. “Beyond bringing Phyn Plus successfully to market this spring through our Uponor Pro Squad, Chad will also create a strategic roadmap focused on partnership, technologies and services that will help define Uponor as a leader in intelligent water solutions for consumers and our industry.”

Phyn was formed in 2016 as a joint venture between Uponor and Belkin International. Phyn Plus is a smart water monitoring system that automatically measures changes in water pressure in a building’s plumbing system, 240 times per second. By doing so, it identifies and alerts building owners the moment a leak is detected, mitigating damage through automatic shut off, and diagnosing potential plumbing problems before they become an issue. The Uponor Pro Squad is a nationwide network of plumbing professionals whose mission is to promote, sell, and install and service Phyn Plus.

Meyer has worked in product marketing and management for more than 20 years for businesses involved in industrial and consumer products, healthcare products and services, and enterprise software solutions. Most recently, he served five years as senior director of product management at Solera Holdings – parts group, based in Plymouth, Minn. Prior to that, he worked five years as director of product marketing for Epicor in Minnetonka, Minn. Both companies provide enterprise software solutions.

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