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Control4 Names Charlie Kindel as Senior Vice President of Products & Services


Accomplished customer-centric product and platform executive to lead
next wave of smart home solutions.

Control4 Corporation
(NASDAQ:CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home solutions, today
announced the appointment of consumer-experience, product, and platform
leader Charlie Kindel as Senior Vice President of Products & Services.

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Charlie Kindel, Senior Vice President of Products & Services, Control4 (Photo: Business Wire)

Charlie Kindel, Senior Vice President of Products & Services, Control4 (Photo: Business Wire)

Charlie was most recently at Amazon where he created and led the Alexa
and Echo Smart Home efforts. The organization he built and ran at Amazon
proved that voice is a highly natural user interface for interacting
with the home and the recent accelerated growth in smart home visibility
is directly attributable to the broad reach and success of Alexa Smart
Home. Prior to Amazon, Charlie built a suite of connected home products
through his 21-year tenure at Microsoft, including Windows home
networking, Windows Media Center, Windows Home Server, and Windows Phone.

"We enthusiastically welcome Charlie Kindel to the Control4 team to lead
our global product and services organization," said Martin Plaehn,
chairman and chief executive officer. "Charlie's successful track record
building the world's most loved consumer and developer products fits
perfectly with the Control4 vision. His broad experience across the
domains of consumer media, home networking and computing, mobile and
voice, as well as the creation of their underlying scalable platforms
and ecosystems are all directly applicable disciplines for creating and
delivering next-generation connected home experiences."

"The idea of the smart, connected home is decades old and has been
poised to take off many times," said Charlie. "It's gratifying to see
individual and industry persistence paying off as connected home
solutions are finally hitting mainstream households. However, many
products and systems are still too complex and don't work well across an
entire home. By being customer-obsessed, Control4 has become the leader
in whole-home connected solutions that are highly-refined, reliable, and
simple to use. I'm excited I now get to focus on leading the smart home
revolution from this different perspective."

Charlie Kindel has 30 years of experience building some of the world's
most innovative and successful consumer and developer products, platform
technologies, and partner ecosystems. This includes 21-years at
Microsoft and five at Amazon. Most recently, Charlie created, led, and
grew Amazon's Alexa Smart Home division. At Microsoft, Charlie served as
General Manager of the Windows Phone Developer Experience where he drove
the creation of the application and game ecosystem for Windows Phone 7.
During his tenure at Microsoft, Charlie helped create Premier Support,
Internet Explorer, COM/ActiveX, Windows NT, Windows home networking,
Windows Media Center, Windows Home Server, and Windows Phone 7. Charlie
earned his Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the
University of Arizona in 1990.

Charlie will succeed Eric Anderson, who announced his retirement plans
earlier this year after serving as the company's product and services
executive since 2012.

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About Control4
(NASDAQ:CTRL) is a leading global provider of automation and networking
systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of
lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into
a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its
consumers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making
networks more robust, entertainment systems easier to use, homes more
comfortable and energy efficient, and provides families more peace of
mind. Today, every home and business needs automation horsepower and a
high-performance network to manage the increasing number of connected
devices. The Control4 platform interoperates with more than 12,000
third-party consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding
ecosystem of devices will work together. Control4 is now available in
approximately 100 countries. Leveraging a professional channel that
includes over 5,700 custom integrators, retailers, and distributors
authorized to sell Control4 products, Pakedge branded networking
solutions and Triad branded speakers. Control4 is delivering intelligent
solutions for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels,
and businesses around the world.

Copyright ©2018, Control4 Corporation. All rights reserved. Control4,
Pakedge, Triad and, the Control4 logo are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Control4 Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries. All other names and brands may be claimed as the property of
their respective owners. All specifications subject to change without

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