The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) on Aug. 26 announced the appointment of Mark Fernandes of Functional Devices, Inc. to the CABA board of directors.
As president of Functional Devices, Fernandes leverages his background in engineering and manufacturing to steer the U.S. provider of electronic devices for building automation, HVAC, lighting, electrical, panel shops, fire and safety, wireless, and power monitoring.
Functional Devices, Inc. has been designing and manufacturing quality electronic devices in the United States of America since 1969, and has established itself as a leader in the HVAC, building automation, energy management, energy savings, lighting controls, and wireless industries.
The company’s stated goal is to provide durable, high-quality, easy-to-use products, tested for performance and supported by world-class sales and engineering experts, to ensure customers have the most reliable and economic solution.
Current product offerings include RIB relays, current sensors, power control, enclosures, power supplies, transformers, and UL924 devices.
As engineer, manager, VP of manufacturing and engineering, and now president of Functional Devices, Inc., CABA notes that Fernandes has built 18 years of experience in the building automation industry at a company best known for its RIB (Relay in a Box) brand product lines. He earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technology with highest distinction from Purdue University.
“Functional Devices and CABA are a natural fit as we strive for sustainability and look into the future to design intelligence into buildings for the health of the occupants and our environment. I look forward to our partnership and the opportunity to collaborate with thought leaders in the industry.” -- Mark Fernandes, president, Functional Devices, Inc.“Mark Fernandes brings extensive knowledge of the fundamental electronic devices behind intelligent buildings. we’re looking forward to this collaboration that will have many benefits for our member organizations.” -- Greg Walker, CEO, CABA.