REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trilliant, a global smart grid communications and solutions leader, today announced that Juergen Bender has joined the executive team as managing director for the Asia Pacific region (APAC). Recognized as a leading expert for data communication on power lines, Bender joins Trilliant with more than 20 years of experience working on a diverse range of projects across the telecommunications and utilities industries.
"Building on my passion for communications, I am looking forward to growing with Trilliant, which has already amassed a strong group of industry leaders working to help deliver smarter energy to the world," said Bender. "Trilliant is poised for global growth and I am excited to serve in such a pivotal region for the company."
Prior to joining Trilliant, Bender was a senior executive with Accenture, serving as the company's lead smart grid and smart metering architect for APAC. Bender also led Accenture's Smart Grid Operations & Technology (SGOT) group for APAC. Prior to his work for Accenture, Bender served as founder and CEO of Bender Information & System technology, a worldwide provider of IT and telecommunication solutions.
In addition to his role as managing director with Trilliant, Bender will continue to serve in a number of key industry roles, including as a member of: the European Smart Metering Industry Group (ESMIG); two European smart grid standardization bodies (CENELEC and ETSI); and the Advisory Board of Open PLC European Research Alliance (OPERA).
"Juergen is a highly respected industry expert and a real leader," said Andy White, CEO of Trilliant. "His deep communications expertise and past successes will help position Trilliant for further growth in one of the world's most significant energy markets, the Asia Pacific region."
Bender holds a master's degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was Professor for Systems Design and Methodologies at Cologne University in Germany from 1992 to 1997.
Trilliant provides communications solutions that deliver the benefits of the Smart Grid to utilities and their customers worldwide. These benefits include enhanced energy efficiency, improved grid reliability, lower operating costs and integration of renewable energy resources. Trilliant has more than 200 utility customers including Centrica, Iberdrola USA and Hydro One Networks, and is backed by prominent investors such as ABB, GE, Investor Growth Capital, MissionPoint Capital Partners, UMC Capital, VantagePoint Capital Partners and zouk ventures. For more information, visit www.trilliantinc.com.