Dave Duckwitz named CEO of Sensor Industries
PR Newswire – October 8, 2019
The Board of Directors of Sensor Industries has appointed Dave Duckwitz as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Duckwitz is a dynamic leader with more than 20 years of experience in operations, digital sales and marketing, business development, and executive management. Most recently, he was the CEO of Target Media Partners, an award-winning digital advertising agency.
Sensor’s Chairman of the Board and former CEO, John Buccola, expressed enthusiasm with the new leadership. “In Dave Duckwitz we have found a leader with the best experience, skills, and vision to take the reins and lead Sensor Industries. He has built a tremendous reputation and track record for success and we are fortunate to have him join our executive team,” Buccola remarked.
Sensor Industries Board Member and Founder Mike Panesis added, “I am delighted to welcome Dave as our new CEO. He is a proven leader and an experienced CEO who has excelled at strategic leadership and execution and is well-positioned to lead our continued transformation.”
Prior to his role at Target Media Partners, Mr. Duckwitz was CEO of venture-backed CitizenHawk, Inc. from 2008 – 2014 where he successfully led the Company to an exit. He has also held senior management positions with ValueClick, Commission Junction, SupportSoft and Stamps.com. Dave graduated from California State Polytechnic University (Pomona) with a degree in Computer Information Systems.
About Sensor Industries – Sensor Industries is a leading Internet of Things company bringing new operational efficiency, increased Net Operating Income and water and energy conservation to owners and residents of multi-unit commercial properties. Sensor’s proprietary SI-Mesh wireless network is specifically designed to power a vast network of sensors that monitor and report on a wide array of environmental conditions and building systems’ performance. Access to this vital data lowers costs, reduce risks, and provides new income opportunities to the property owners while simultaneously enhancing the occupancy experience for the tenants.
Flush with Success
Ventura County Star – June 30, 2019
By David Goldstein
Sensor Industries is another local startup aimed at improving the environment. Based in Camarillo, it makes sensors capable of detecting toilet leaks or indoor water floods.
According to David Duckwitz, the company’s new chief executive officer, approximately 20% of indoor water usage is from toilets leaking from the tank into the bowl, resulting in occasional “phantom flushes.” The company’s toilet leak and flood sensors send text message and email alerts to monitors who then take actions to prevent ongoing water waste or indoor water damage.
Leaky toilets with old flappers can also be detected if residents place dye in the tank and wait to see if it ends up in the bowl without flushing. However, Sensor Industries’ devices are more commonly used in commercial toilets without accessible tanks, apartments, schools and other locations where people using restrooms are not motivated to closely monitor leaks, such as where water is not billed directly to restroom users.
Duckwitz says Sensor Industries is “a purpose-driven company with very passionate employees who want to make a difference in water conservation.”
The company so far has installed more than 5,000 sensors and recently signed a contract with the Oxnard Housing Authority for installation of sensors in homes through a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program, reimbursed by the Metropolitan Water District.
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