Chicago, IL – October 6, 2009 – Silver Spring Networks, a leading Smart Grid solutions provider, announced today that its Chairman, CEO and President, Scott Lang, has been selected by the editors of CRO Magazine as the 2009 Responsible CEO of the Year in the Private Company category. Winners were announced today at the CRO Summit at the Union League Club of Chicago.
The winners of CRO Magazine’s CEO of the Year Award 2009 reflect the year’s most important and effective leaders in professionalizing corporate responsibility practices, including governance, risk, compliance, sustainability, philanthropy and CSR, within their own organizations. According to CRO Magazine, editors selected nominees and winners based on criteria including the scope of the impact of their corporate responsibility efforts in revenue, profit or size of population served, as well as the out-front role and degree of risk taken to implement these efforts.
“Scott Lang has shown extraordinary thought and action leadership in corporate responsibility this past year in creating the de-facto number one company in the race to create the smart power grid” said Jay Whitehead, President and Publisher, CRO Magazine. “His 2009 CRO Magazine Responsible CEO of the Year Award recognizes his significant contribution to raising the profile and professional practice of corporate responsibility and sets a high standard for those who aspire to this Award in the future.”
The CRO Responsible CEO of the Year Awards features 24 nominees and seven winners in eight categories, including Large Market; Mid Market; Small Market; Private Companies; Non Profit/NGO; Government/Regulatory; Corporate Foundation and Social Entrepreneur.
“I am honored to have been chosen by the committee, but any recognition for our corporate responsibility practices has to be shared by the entire Silver Spring Networks team and our many utility clients who are making the Smart Grid real today,” said Scott.
About Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring Networks is a leading Smart Grid solutions provider that enables utilities to achieve operational efficiencies, reduce carbon emissions and empower their customers with 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. For additional information, please visit www.silverspringnet.com.
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