Redwood City, CA, June 23, 2009 – Silver Spring Networks, a leading Smart Grid networking solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Brad Whitcomb to the role of Executive Vice President. Brad will be responsible for leading Silver Spring Networks’ global customer delivery teams and will report directly to Scott Lang, Chairman, CEO and President of the company.
As Silver Spring Networks continues to expand its client base around the world, Brad will lead the company’s customer delivery teams and build upon Silver Spring Networks’ reputation for excellence in execution. “Brad brings his proven expertise in domestic and international operations to the outstanding team at Silver Spring Networks, and we’re delighted to have him join us,” said Scott Lang. “His cross-functional and cross-cultural experience will benefit Silver Spring Networks’ clients around the world as they deploy their Smart Grids.”
Brad was most recently the VP of Marketing and Customer Innovation at PG&E, where he led the company’s demand management programs. Prior to PG&E, he held a variety of senior leadership roles in corporate development, marketing and finance at telecommunications companies including Vodafone, Japan Telecom, and Airtouch Communications.
“The Smart Grid stands to be one of the most important technological innovations of my lifetime, and I’m thrilled to join Silver Spring Networks in leading the rollout of an end-to-end Smart Grid solution,” said Brad. “I’ve seen the transformational impact of the Smart Grid first hand. I’m delighted to help our clients maximize their value from this field-proven solution.”
About Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring Networks is a leading Smart Grid network solutions provider that enables utilities to achieve operational efficiencies, reduce carbon emissions and offer their customers new ways to monitor and manage their energy consumption. SSN provides the hardware, software and services that allow utilities to deploy and run unlimited advanced applications, including Smart Metering, Demand Response, Distribution Automation and Distributed Generation, over a single, unified network. SSN’s Smart Energy Network is based on open, Internet Protocol (IP) standards, allowing continuous, two-way communication between the utility and every device on the grid. SSN has successful deployments with leading utilities in the US and abroad, including Florida Power & Light, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Inc., Jemena Electricity Networks Limited and United Energy Distribution, among others. In 2008, the World Economic Forum honored Silver Spring Networks as a Technology Pioneer. SSN also holds numerous patents in the area of utility network optimization. For additional information, please visit www.silverspringnet.com.
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