ROSWELL, Ga., Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Professional has joined the Continental Automated Buildings Association's (CABA) Board of Directors. CABA is a trade association that promotes advanced technologies for integrated systems and the automation of homes and buildings.
This follows the announcement by Kimberly-Clark Professional about Onvation Technology, a smart restroom management system launched in partnership with IBM and others. The system harnesses the machine-to machine connectivity of IoT to provide building managers and building service contractors with up-to-the-minute monitoring of restroom conditions from any device or location, 24 hours a day. Onvation Technology is a patent-protected system that helps change the way the restroom is managed by delivering real-time data and alerts so building managers can identify and fix restroom problems before they become complaints.
Kimberly-Clark Professional will be represented on the CABA Board by Steve Becker, Global Leader of Open Innovation and Integrated Solutions Architecture, who is based in Roswell, GA.
"I am very pleased that Steve Becker has joined our Board to represent Kimberly-Clark Professional," said Ronald J. Zimmer, CABA President & CEO. "His contribution to our work will ensure strong representation from an active manufacturer of high-quality consumer products."
Becker is responsible for driving the technology strategy for multiple product categories and market segments, as well as establishing and managing external partnerships to support the commercialization of Kimberly-Clark Professional's innovative solutions. He has more than 20 years of experience in developing and protecting innovative solutions across a wide range of industries including intelligent buildings and smart homes.
"I am grateful for the honor of being elected to the CABA Board," said Becker. "By partnering with such a well-regarded organization, Kimberly-Clark Professional aims to advance the use of automated technology as well as the role the restroom can play in intelligent buildings."
About Kimberly-Clark Professional
Kimberly-Clark Professional partners with businesses to create Exceptional Workplaces, helping to make them healthier, safer and more productive. Key brands in this segment include: Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech and Jackson Safety. To see how Kimberly-Clark Professional is helping people around the world to work better, please visit www.kcprofessional.com.
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The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies. The organization is supported by an international membership of over 330 organizations involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home automation and building automation. Public organizations, including utilities and government are also members. CABA's mandate includes providing its members with networking and market research opportunities. CABA also encourages the development of industry standards and protocols, and leads cross-industry initiatives. More information is available at www.caba.org.
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