Chris Yelton has joined Echelon Corporation as Vice President of Channel Sales and Market Development for the company’s LonWorks® infrastructure business.

Yelton will focus on expanding Echelon’s presence and partners in the fast growing energy savings market, including smart buildings, remotely controlled streetlights, and demand response programs for smarter electricity grids.

“We are excited to welcome Chris Yelton to Echelon,” said Ken Oshman, chairman and CEO. “Chris's vast experience in building relationships and new business ventures will enable us to create an innovative channel for delivering energy management solutions.”

During her career, Yelton has held a variety of business leadership and development positions. Most recently she served as CEO of the International Museum of Women, the world’s first-of-its-kind internet based social change museum. Earlier she spent 20 years in the technology industry including multiple roles at Lucent Technologies as vice president/general manager, Japan, senior director of worldwide operations, and director of service provider sales, Latin America.

Yelton has served on the board of directors for the Professional Business Women of California and the International Museum of Women, and holds a BS in business administration from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington.