Mr. Ashworth has a distinguished track record of over 20 years in product development and leadership in industries including HVAC, appliances, commercial lighting, and smart grid. During this time, he has participated in connected product development involving IP, ZigBee, ISA-100, WirelessHART, and a variety of proprietary wireless communication protocols. Mr. Ashworth holds 15 patents for inventions involving the application of smart technologies for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
At Eaton, he is responsible for technology and engineering within the Energy Automation Solutions business which provides enterprise software, communication infrastructure and end-point devices for monitoring and controlling assets on the electrical grid. Nick Ashworth was the chairperson for the inaugural IPSO CHALLENGE in 2013, which broadened IPSO from promoting and educating to sponsorship of the development of the Internet of Things. Elected to Chairman of the IPSO Alliance in 2013, Mr. Ashworth brings to the Alliance a wealth of engineering leadership experience ranging from NASA to Cyberexe, Invensys, Nivis, and now Eaton.