Synapse Product Focus on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Connectivity
with Solutions Enabling the Internet of Everything

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., February 21, 2014 – Synapse Wireless, an established leader in delivering solutions for the Internet of Everything, named Johnny Thorington Vice President of Product Management. The Internet of Everything is the connection and communication of new and existing devices to each other, to the internet, and to you.

Thorington brings 20 years in the field of broadband and enterprise-level business communications technology. He adds expertise in devising solutions for the exploding demand for data delivered to and from the world’s mobile communications infrastructure, and machine-to-machine (M2M). Serving most recently as Product Development VP for ADTRAN’s Carrier Network Division, Thorington managed product development of networking and communications equipment used in disparate network infrastructures that make possible highly-efficient movement of voice, data, video and internet communications.

“Johnny Thorington’s background gives him a deep understanding of how to rapidly and efficiently move digital data around the world, inside your business, and from machine to machine,” said Wade Patterson, CEO of Synapse Wireless. “His expertise will guide Synapse in its quest to continue to develop products that revolutionize the delivery of intelligent digital communication.”

As the leader of the Synapse Wireless product group, Thorington manages the invention, development and integration of products within Synapses’ key business segments including Custom Solutions, Lighting Control, and Solar Energy Monitoring. These products power Synapse’s proven solutions for M2M communication, improved operational efficiency, and data that spurs actionable insights.

Johnny Thorington currently serves on the board of directors for the Auburn University Research Center, the Industrial Advisory Board for the Auburn University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the board of advisors for Engineering Design Technologies Thorington-Hines Architects (EDT THA) Inc., located in Huntsville, Alabama. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology and Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University.

Synapse products and custom solutions are sold through Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Value Added Resellers (VARs) in established national and global distribution networks.

About Synapse Wireless, Inc.
Synapse Wireless, Inc. ( delivers proven, scalable M2M connectivity solutions designed to revolutionize business. Built on its award-winning SNAP® wireless mesh network operating system, Synapse brings game-changing analytics that matter. Synapse Wireless solutions are deployed on enterprise-class platforms, distributing intelligence to the edge of its customers’ networks. Synapse is a subsidiary of McWane, Inc. (

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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.