ST. LOUIS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allan Connolly, an operations and technology executive with broad global leadership experience, has been named Chief Executive Officer and President of Aclara Technologies LLC. Aclara is a leading provider of intelligent infrastructure technologies to water, gas and electric utilities.
Connolly joins Aclara® from a position as Chief Operating Officer of Culligan®, a world leader in the water treatment industry. Prior to his tenure at Culligan, where he spent 7 years in progressively more responsible leadership positions, he held executive and management roles with GE Energy and GE Global Research.
Connolly is charged with growing Aclara, a well-regarded brand in advanced metering infrastructure and the smart grid. He plans to make a fast start by identifying new opportunities that will benefit both existing and new customers.
"I am fortunate to have the opportunity to lead Aclara, a company with a strong tradition of quality products and customer service, as well as a loyal customer base," said Connolly.
"As a leader, I relish the opportunity to work in partnership with Aclara's customers and employees to quickly identify the best opportunities and strategies to build the company," added Connolly.
A native of Australia, Connolly holds a Doctorate in engineering from the Australian National University, as well as Master of Science and Bachelor of Engineering degrees from the University of Wollongong, in Australia.
Aclara® represents the industry's leading Intelligent Infrastructure technologies for providing device networking, data-value management, and customer communications to water, gas, and electric utilities globally. Over 500 utilities in nine countries rely on proven Aclara solutions to connect with their customers. Aclara Technologies LLC is a private company owned by Sun Capital Partners. Create Your Intelligent Infrastructure™ www.Aclara.com. Follow @AclaraSolutions on Twitter.