HERNDON, Va., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Apex CoVantage, a global provider of Smart Grid technology and services, is pleased to announce that Anthony Howells, former Vice President of Business Development, has recently been named Managing Director, Europe and Africa.
Howells, who has been with Apex for more than five years, has been a leader in the founding of the company's Smart Grid Solutions division. He has served many roles including Business Development Manager, Project Manager, Consultant and Team Lead. As the newly appointed Managing Director, Mr. Howells will implement Apex's local business strategy, build sales channels and partnerships, and ensure high standards in safety and quality for the day-to-day operations in these two emerging markets.
"Anthony has spent the majority of his tenure with Apex becoming an industry-recognized expert in smart metering, AMI, MDM, and other Smart Grid technologies," says Shashi Gupta, CEO, Apex CoVantage. "He has worked on some of North America's most recognized and successful Smart Grid projects, and will leverage his vast knowledge and expertise to drive growth overseas."
Europe and Africa are future hotbeds for Smart Grid modernization and two regions of particular interest to Apex with consideration to global expansion strategy. Over the next ten years, hundreds of millions of meters throughout Europe will be retrofitted with Smart Meters. Government mandates in the U.K., Austria and the Netherlands will require all electric and gas meters to be upgraded to Smart Meters. In Africa, countries will likely bypass older technologies, in favor of advanced Smart Grid solutions, like those offered by Apex.
About Apex Smart Grid Solutions
Apex Smart Grid Solutions provides meter replacement and network equipment installation powered by ProField®. ProField eases the road to smart grid for utilities by cost-effectively managing workforces for AMI rollouts -- ensuring reliability, reducing risk, increasing compliance, and enhancing customer engagement. See more at: http://www.ApexSmartGrid.com and follow Apex on Twitter at @Apex_Smartgrid.
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