Wybron, Inc. has promoted John Sondericker III to director of technologies.

For the past 12 years Sondericker has been Wybron’s senior electronics/software engineer, helping design almost every product the company makes. Sondericker served as the chief architect of Infogate, the software at the heart of Wybron’s Infotrace system, which uses the Remote Device Management (RDM) two-way communication protocol to let users remotely manage and address their lighting rigs.

Originally from Long Island, NY, Sondericker earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1987. Sondericker then returned to New York to work for the physics department of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, where he designed and built particle detectors.

In his new role at Wybron, Sondericker will help the company stay abreast of new developments in the lighting industry, including the continued emphasis on two-way communication protocols such as RDM and ACN (Architecture for Control Networks).

"Our industry is evolving at a remarkable rate. Lighting systems are becoming more and more complex every day,” Sondericker says. “I'm grateful for the opportunity to lead Wybron into the next era of lighting technology."