Jonathan Griffith is product manager for industrial communications and power supplies at AutomationDirect. Prior to joining AutomationDirect in 2015, he worked at Anadigics from 2002 to 2014, a Wi-Fi networking company. Jonathan holds an MBA, an MSEE and a BSEE from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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