San Mateo, CA, April 10, 2006 – Following a year of customer acquisition, product advancement and exciting partner developments, Silver Spring Networks, innovators of open, standards-based utility networking technology, announced today Matt Oja as Vice President of Customer Operations. Matt will be responsible for all facets of customer operations and will report to Scott Lang, President and CEO.
“I’m excited to join a company that offers such a compelling solution to address utility company’s needs for more efficient energy delivery. Silver Spring Networks has a clear, competitive edge, backed by a talented team,” said Matt. “Silver Spring Networks brings proven networking technology to utility companies, enabling them to deliver service more reliably and cost effectively. I believe we’re well-positioned to deliver a new network paradigm to the utility industry.”
Most recently a member of the senior management team at Idacomm, Matt joins Silver Spring Networks with over 25 years of experience in all aspects of customer operations, strategic planning, sales and marketing management, new revenue development, and market expansion. In addition, Matt has held a variety of management positions with Progress Energy, Teledyne Brown Engineering, and Scientific Atlanta. Matt holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of Iowa and an MBA from Emory University. Matt has published articles in such industry journals as UTC Journal and Electric Perspectives and has been a board member of multiple industry boards such as the United Power Line Council, DistribuTECH Advisory Committee, Power Line Communications Association, Metering International Advisory Board, and was a member of the State of Massachusetts Working Group on Electricity Deregulation.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Matt to our team,” said Scott Lang, President and CEO of Silver Spring Networks. “Matt brings a wealth of industry experience to Silver Spring Networks and most importantly to our customers. With Matt’s broad experience, he will have an immediate impact on the day-to-day operations of Silver Spring Networks as we help utilities face the challenges of the next millennium.”
About Silver Spring Networks
As the leader in standards-based IP networking products, Silver Spring Networks enables utilities to deploy a scalable, reliable infrastructure from the substation to the customer premise. By deploying a shared network infrastructure, utilities can implement advanced metering, distribution automation, demand response and other applications at a fraction of comparable costs. A standards-based network lowers not just capital costs, but total cost of ownership over the life of the system. When planning the infrastructure of tomorrow, it helps to partner with a company that makes it available today. For more information, visit: www.silverspringnet.com.