Comverge Names Bud Vos as Chief Technology Officer
East Hanover, NJ - April 1, 2008: Comverge, Inc. (Nasdaq: COMV), a leading clean capacity provider through demand response and energy efficiency, announced today that Mr. Arthur "Bud" Vos, who currently serves as Comverge's VP of Marketing and Strategy, has been appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Vice President of Strategy effective April 1, 2008. Mr. Vos will drive forward Comverge's technology for Smart Grid applications with a focus on developing enterprise software for electric utilities.
With a background in distributed control systems design and agent based computing, Mr. Vos has over 15 years experience in the electric utility industry. His experience includes the design and development of technology for demand response systems, distribution automation, advanced metering infrastructure and electric power systems. Throughout his career, Mr. Vos has been at the forefront of enterprise software development technologies and emerging standards in the electric utility industry. Mr. Vos was the co- founder of Sixth Dimension Inc., a provider of Internet-based control systems for demand response and distributed generation systems, which was acquired by Comverge in 2003.
"The electric utility industry is embarking on a new class of infrastructure solutions for demand response and advanced grid control solutions -- solutions that are focused on the vision of a 'Smart Grid' and Advanced Metering Infrastructure initiatives -- significantly broadening the offerings of our Smart Grid Solutions Group. Bud's experience, combined with an extensive knowledge of the electric utility industry, creates a solid foundation for developing our Smart Grid software strategy," said Robert M. Chiste, Chairman, President and CEO of Comverge. Chiste continued, "Utilizing our customer base of hundreds of utilities and a vision for the future of demand response systems, Bud's focus will be to develop Comverge's Smart Grid software platform and analyze strategic synergies of our solution portfolio with other clean energy opportunities."
"I am excited to take on this new role at Comverge and look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead as Comverge continues pursing its three core competencies of innovation, operational excellence and customer intimacy," said Bud Vos, CTO and Vice President of Strategy.
Comverge is a leading provider of clean energy solutions that improve grid reliability and supply electric capacity on a more cost effective basis than conventional alternatives by reducing base load and peak load energy consumption. "VPC" and "Virtual Peaking Capacity" are trademarks of Comverge, Inc. For more information, visit www.comverge.com.