Synapse Sees Growth in Emerging Field of Internet of Everything

Synapse Wireless, a leader in delivering solutions for the Internet of Everything, appointed today Chad Markle as President of the company. The internet of everything is the realization that new and existing devices all connected to each other and the internet, have created the Internet of Everything.

A 22-year veteran manager in the technology industry, Markle was previously with Bridge Strategy Group, a management consulting firm, as its lead Partner, guiding the firm’s Strategic IT and Operations practice, managing client strategy and execution in industries including high tech, internet, telecom, energy, industrial, healthcare and real estate.

“We matched the needs of our rapidly growing organization with the skills and experience Chad brings, to enhance our expansion,” said Wade Patterson, CEO of Synapse Wireless. “With Chad’s broad knowledge in the industries and with customers we currently serve, we have already witnessed success in accelerating our business’ growth. His passion for putting the customer first and a unique combination of leadership, intelligence, creativity and persistence make Chad the ideal choice to ensure Synapse’s continued success and leadership as we expand in the rapidly growing Internet of Everything market.”

Markle is responsible for leading the Engineering, Sales and Marketing efforts of the company. He oversees key business segments including Lighting controls, Solar Energy monitoring solutions, and Custom-Developed solutions and manages Synapse’s business unit that designs and markets embedded wireless communication components and software, sold to OEMs and VARs through national and global distribution, in Synapse’s traditional market of cloud-enabled, Internet of Things solutions.

“I have watched Synapse move from pioneer of the Machine-to-Machine space to quickly emerging leader in what’s now being referred to as the Internet of Everything,” said Markle. “Many of my former clients are refining their business and technology strategies to better position themselves for this new world in which more objects are embedded with sensors to gain the ability to communicate. Our customers realize the resulting information networks create opportunities for new business models, improved processes, and reduced costs and risks. I’m excited to join the Synapse leadership team to build from the successful strategies in place, while continuing to help our customers realize the promise of this new evolution in technology, using Synapse’s differentiated technology and talented team.”

Earlier in his career, Markle served as Vice President of Mergers and Integration at, and as Vice President of Operations and Technology at IPIX Corporation. Previous experience includes significant leadership roles at A. T. Kearney and Morgan Stanley & Co. Markle earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, along with advanced coursework in Technical Architecture and Systems Design and Development at Columbia University.

About Synapse Wireless, Inc. 
Synapse Wireless, Inc. ( delivers flexible, proven solutions built on the award-winning SNAP® wireless mesh network operating system. Synapse deploys highly scalable solutions on enterprise-class platforms - distributing intelligence to the edge of its customers’ networks. Leveraging SNAPCloudTM, Synapse allows real-time control and access to big data and analytics to drive even greater speed and efficiencies in the decision-making process. Synapse is a subsidiary of McWane, Inc. (

About McWane Inc.

McWane, Inc. is a family-owned business based in Birmingham, Alabama, with companies across the United States and the world.  At the McWane Family of Companies, we cast ductile iron products--including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, and plumbing products--manufacture fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, steel pressure vessels, and build network switches and monitoring equipment.  We are the leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on the safe, environmentally-friendly manufacturing of our products.  With more than 6,000 team members McWane has a longstanding commitment of support to the communities where we live and work.