Ron Sege has served as a Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Echelon since August 2010, and he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since October 2011. Before Echelon, he served as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Board member of 3 Com Corporation from 2008 through its acquisition by HP. Earlier, Ron was President and Chief Executive Officer of Tropos Networks, Inc., a provider of wireless broadband networks; President and Chief Executive Officer of Ellacoya Networks, Inc., a provider of broadband service optimization solutions based on deep packet inspection technology, and Executive Vice President of Lycos, Inc., the Internet search engine. From 1989 to 1998, he served in a variety of senior management roles at 3 Com Corporation, including Executive Vice President, Global Systems Business Unit. Ron holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Pomona College.