Nice North America Names Senthoor Navaratnam as New Chief Product Officer

Navaratnam brings expertise from 25 years in executive roles at manufacturers Hubbell, Schneider Electric, and GE to Nice North America.

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Global home and building management solutions provider Nice has filled an important position in its C-suite team with the appointment of Senthoor Navaratnam as the chief product officer for Nice North America.

Navaratnam’s expertise in driving strategic growth across global markets is anticipated to be instrumental toward the company’s goal to deliver integrated and unified solutions to Nice partners and end users, it states.

He takes over the position from Paul Williams, who recently shifted from CPO to managing director of the Home Management Solutions Business division.

Navaratnam brings an accomplished 25-year career having worked in executive level positions with esteemed companies such as Hubbell, Schneider Electric, and GE, Nice notes.

His experience ranges across positions covering sales, service delivery, technology development, and product management, while overseeing complex P&L responsibilities management, and regional leadership.

Why Nice Named Navaratnam New CPO

In his CPO role, Navaratnam is responsible for the strategic vision of the company’s North American product portfolio across residential, commercial, and industrial applications. He will report to Emanuel Bertolini, CEO of Nice North America.

“Senthoor is a visionary leader with a proven track record of driving growth and implementing customer focused strategies,” Bertolini says.

“His dedication to create and deliver solutions that meet customer needs and bring advancements in innovations to partners make him an excellent fit to deliver on our company’s core mission to provide innovative solutions that simplify everyday movements.”

As the new CPO, Navaratnam has already hit the ground running as the company focuses on transitioning the Linear Access and Surveillance brand to Nice this year, and builds on the transition of Elan, SpeakerCraft, and Panamax energy management under its Home Management solutions business.

“I am thrilled to join Nice during this pivotal moment as the company continues to rapidly expand in the North American market through innovation in development and transformation of Nice,” Navaratnam adds.

“As we set out to expand our product ecosystem, I am eager to partner with our product teams to set the standard in home and building management solutions.”

Navaratnam holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Windsor. He resides in Canada with his two daughters and two German Shepherds.

The original version of this post appeared on SSI’s sister site, CE Pro.

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Arlen Schweiger is editor-in-chief of SSI's sister publication, CE Pro. He was SSI's managing editor from August 2018 to June 2023.

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