Networked Energy Services Expands its Senior Executive Team in Europe
Tony Garcia appointed as Managing Director & CEO of the European Region to further develop NES strategy and growth initiatives as the company rapidly expands its market share
San Jose, CA, August 31st, 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 Tony Garcia as its Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for its European Operations. Tony will be responsible for leading and further developing NES market operations in Europe, including responsibility for strategy, sales, services, and overall customer satisfaction, with a focus on growth and financial performance of NES’ European business.
Tony Garcia joins NES with over 25 years of experience in various senior leadership roles, which began with the active military service in the British Army Royal Signals (communications branch). Since leaving the service, Tony has led growth and operations modernization in the utility and communications industry, with roles at service providers like British Gas, SITA, Sky and large vendors including, Telecordia (Ericsson), Amdocs, and HP. Most recently, Tony led International growth for Synchronoss, a leading provider of white-label cloud and activation SaaS solutions to Apple, Microsoft and Tier 1 mobile and fixed telecom carriers.
Europe, a ripe market for smart grid solutions, has always been a focal point for NES, where it continues to grow its market share. For example, NES has deployed millions of smart meters with utilities across the region and, just last year, NES moved its production facility from Asia to Europe. Tony will help NES address the convergence of smart metering and smart grid solutions and provide solutions including software based energy applications that help utilities leverage their investments and manage this convergence.
“Tony is a great addition to the NES family, and we are privileged to have him on our team,” said Michael Anderson, NES Group president & CEO. “Tony comes with an exceptional leadership background and strong relationships in the European Region, and we are confident he will lead the European Region to achieve its strategy and growth objectives.”
“I am thrilled to be joining NES, a company that believes in great possibilities and thrives on real results”, said Tony Garcia. He added, “NES has established itself in the global smart grid market as a turnkey solution provider for proven, secure and multi-application solutions, and I look forward to making Europe one of NES’ largest markets by helping provide valuable solutions to our customers.”
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.