Redwood City, CA – October 1, 2009 – Silver Spring Networks, a leading Smart Grid solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Gary Gysin to the role of Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Gary will be responsible for driving go-to-market strategies with a focus on the Company’s international growth and expanding sales coverage across emerging Smart Grid markets. He will report directly to Silver Spring Networks Chairman, CEO and President, Scott Lang.
“Gary brings more than 20 years’ experience delivering competitive market strategies for innovative software and hardware infrastructure products,” said Scott. “His experience and market understanding of game-changing technologies will help our utility customers develop and execute their Smart Grid vision.”
“I am delighted to join the Silver Spring Networks team and to engage with innovative utilities around the world as they transform the way they deliver services to their customers,” said Gary. “SSN’s smart grid platform allows utilities to exceed their customer’s expectations for cost and reliability while meeting government mandates for carbon reduction and capturing operational efficiency. This is truly the future of the global energy industry.”
Most recently, Gary was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at US Venture Partners focused on infrastructure opportunities in Smart Grid, cloud services and networking and storage. Previously, Gary was President and CEO of Asempra Technologies (a USVP company), the market leading instant recovery solution for Windows applications and data. He led the company from late-stage development through first revenue and guided the successful sale of the company to BakBone Software in mid-2009. Gary also served as Vice President of Sales and Service at McData Corporation, where he was responsible for setting and executing strategies that resulted in exponential worldwide revenue growth through the expansion of strategic partnerships, acquisitions, customer and channel relationships. He also held the role of Vice President of Software and General Manager Sanera/Nishan while at McData. Gary has also held a variety of executive leadership roles including Senior Vice President of products and business development at Volera, President and CEO of PGSoft and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Crosswise Corporation, WorldTalk and Touch Communications.
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. Silver Spring Networks 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. The company 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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