BACnet International Welcomes New Slate of Members to Board of Directors

Salvatore Cataldi, Belimo, newly appointed to the board; Michael R. Wilson, Nlyte Software, and Paul L. Bartunek, III, Mechanical Sales, reelected.

Marietta, GA – February 28th, 2024 – BACnet International is proud to announce the results of its most recent board of directors election. Salvatore Cataldi, Senior Product Lead for Belimo, will serve his first term beginning this year. Cataldi has led an extensive career in building automation systems with a focus on BACnet integration.

“I am honored to join the BACnet International Board of Directors and look forward to contributing to the organization’s efforts to promote the BACnet standard and enhance building automation and control systems worldwide,” said Salvatore Cataldi. “This role presents an exciting opportunity to further the integration of modern digital paradigms within the building automation sector, fostering greater connectivity, efficiency, and sustainability in systems.”

Since 2018, Cataldi has led several initiatives within Belimo including the conceptualization of the Belimo Digital Ecosystem. Within the building automation community, he has served in leadership positions in various digital standardization committees and consistently exhibits dedication in advancing the industry.

Michael R. Wilson, Director of Marketing for Nlyte Software, and Paul L. Bartunek, III, Chief Development and Marketing Officer for Mechanical Sales, Inc., were reelected to the board and will begin new terms this year.

Wilson is responsible for marketing strategy and execution to ensure that Nlyte Software retains its market leadership position for data centers. He orchestrates Nlyte Software’s global market messaging, plans and executes SEO/SEM, administers lead generation, conducts product launches, and manages Nlyte Software’s social media presence. Wilson has worked in the building automation and controls industry for nearly two decades and has previously served as the Marketing Committee chair from 2008 – 2013 and currently chairs the committee.

Paul L. Bartunek, III is the Chief Development and Marketing Officer for Mechanical Sales, Inc. With over 25 years of experience in the electronic manufacturing industry and a demonstrated history of successful relationship building, Bartunek is a skilled development professional. As Vice President of HVAC Sales and Marketing for ABB Drives USA, Bartunek led the sales and marketing initiatives for the commercial family of variable frequency drive products. He also had impact with mergers and acquisitions, new product development, team building, and creating energy efficient solutions for customers.

The following individuals will continue to serve on the 2024 BACnet International Board of Directors:

Andy McMillan, BACnet International President & Managing Director

James Burke, Johnson Controls

Brad Hill, Honeywell International

Erica Johnson, QA Café

Todd Lash, Siemens

Raymond Rae, CopperTree Analytics

Dennis Swoboda, Blue Ridge Technologies

About BACnet International:

BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities. BACnet International oversees operation of the BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL) and maintains a global listing of tested products database. The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning and maintenance of control equipment that use BACnet for communication.