Networked Energy Services Expands Senior Leadership Team
Kip Gering joins NES as Vice President of Product Management to lead its Patagonia Energy Applications Platform and expand its smart grid solution portfolio
San Jose, CA, August 25th, 2016: Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid market leader with the industry’s leading Energy Applications Platform (EAP ™), announced today the appointment of Kip Gering as its Vice President of Product Management and Marketing. Kip will be responsible for overall product strategy, lifecycle, and business management associated the NES Patagonia solution portfolio.
Kip is a senior executive with more than 15 years of experience in the electric utility sector delivering customer focused solutions in the areas of workforce management and smart grid solutions. Prior to joining NES, Kip held various product management positions and ultimately led the product management teams for smart grid solutions at Itron, a technology and services company serving utilities worldwide, with solution portfolio responsibility encompassing electricity metering, sensing, networks, and software applications. Prior to Itron, Kip was a commissioned officer in the United State Air Force responsible for the management of research projects and delivering new capabilities to the US Space Command operational units. Kip earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in mathematics with a minor in information systems from The Citadel and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Gonzaga University in the United States.
“Kip is another fabulous addition to the NES Management Team and I am thrilled to have his experience and leadership at NES,” said Michael Anderson, NES Group president & CEO. “People are our most valued asset and Kip is a tremendous addition, given his strong background in our core markets and products with a focus on customer success. In this industry, results matter and Kip understands the NES vision and will help advance the overall industry as he advances our Energy Applications Platform and helps our customers advance their grid modernizations programs.”
“I am very excited to join the NES team and begin working with customers to provide additional value based services and solutions through NES proven technology,” said Kip. “Utilities worldwide are constantly looking to improve efficiency, reliability and security of grid operations, while offering new services to customers in areas of distributed generation and clean technologies. NES is in a unique position to expand services and solutions to help utilities meet these challenges.”
About Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES)
Networked Energy Services Corporation is a global smart energy leader in the worldwide transformation of the electricity grid into an energy control network, enabling utilities to provide their customers with a more efficient and reliable service, to protect their systems from current and emerging cybersecurity threats, and to offer innovative new services that enable active, intelligence use of energy. NES was formed as a result of the spinoff of Echelon Corporation’s Grid Modernization Division in October 2014. NES is headquartered in the US with R&D centers located in Silicon Valley, North Dakota and Poland, and sales offices throughout the world. NES’ smart grid technology is used in nearly 40 million smart meters and other smart end devices around the world. NES is a member of the OSGP Alliance, a global association of utilities and smart grid companies, which promotes the Open Smart Grid Protocol and cooperates to provide utilities greater value by enabling true, independently-certified, multi-vendor interoperability based upon open international specifications and standards. You can find out more information about NES, its Patagonia Energy Applications Platform (including grid management software, distributed control nodes, and smart meters) and services at: www.networkedenergy.com.