Colin O'Connell - Sales and Marketing Professional - Professional Background and Resume Site

...Sales and Marketing Professional...

Colin O'Connell

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Siemens Building Technologies

Siemens Building Technologies is a leader in the multi-billion dollar North American market for products, systems and services that automate facility infrastructures and ensure their energy efficiency. The products and services optimized facility performance. The solutions encompass comfort, life safety, security, energy efficiency, critical manufacturing environments and building operations.
Through SBT’s advances, facility performance has become an important and manageable asset to contemporary businesses and institutions. They take a leading role in shaping the industry. Having invented the first commercially successful temperature control device, the company was founded in 1891 as the Powers Regulator Company. Today, as part of Siemens AG, they help comprise the world's largest provider of engineered products and solutions in the building technology sector.
As a leading provider of energy and environmental solutions, building controls, fire safety and security systems solutions, Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. makes buildings comfortable, safe, secure and less costly to operate. With U.S. headquarters in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Siemens Building Technologies employs 7,200 people and provides a full range of services and solutions from more than 100 locations coast-to-coast

Senior Technical Instructor



As an instructor, Colin taught customer and employee technicians how to use the Siemens Building Automation Systems (BAS) to control the environments of commercial buildings. The one week courses included everything from basic Windows based interface and controls to the complex programming syntaxes used to optimize energy efficiencies or control clean room environments.

Course Development

Colin lead the development and rewriting of course curriculum, providing a better experience for the students and increasing customer participation in the Master Operator and Master Programmer certification programs.

Computer Based Training

Colin learned to use Macromedia and Flash to develop the first computer based training programs released by SBT's Training Department. The programs provided detailed instruction on the more confusing programming syntaxes, allowing technicians to review the material when needed. At the time computer based training was cutting edge and these programs were well received by the field.

Program Manager


Product Development

As a program manager, Colin used Voice of the Customer (VoC) research to set the scope of new product development projects. The Stage-Gate process was used to build the business case, manage the development, and the release of new Hardware, Software, and Firmware products.

Colin was the Program Manager on the original Apogee development program. A complete overhaul of the Building Automation System architecture. A new Windows based graphical user interface with dynamic controls that provided an intuitive interface for facilities maintenance operators. The ability to create a large network of remotely located control panels suitable for very large facilities including Chicago's O'Hare airport, the National Institutes of Health, and college campuses including Texas A&M and the University of New York, Buffalo.

Click for a detailed overview of the Apogee Building Automation System.

Apogee building automation system architecture