HOUSTON, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, one of the largest retail electric providers in competitive retail electricity markets in the United States, today announced that Karthik Rajan has been named Regional Vice President of Sales in the ERCOT service area.
Rajan, who has been with GDF SUEZ since 2002, has worked on a broad range of projects covering North American business operations in wholesale and retail electric power, gas, liquefied natural gas, merchant assets, renewables and commodity trading. Most recently, he served as Senior Director of Quantitative Services within the Strategy, Portfolio and Risk Management Group.
"Karthik has made a number of technical and leadership contributions during his tenure with GDF SUEZ," said Robert Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources. "He's a strategic thinker. He understands the market and energy pricing, and he knows how to help customers recognize and manage their risk."
As Regional Vice President of Sales, Rajan will oversee the management of customer relationships in the ERCOT service area, which represents approximately 85 percent of Texas' electric load.
Prior to joining GDF SUEZ, Rajan worked in the agro-chemical industry in both the United States and India. He holds an M.S. degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University. He earned his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master's degree in Management Studies from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, both with distinction.
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA is one of the largest non-residential retail energy suppliers in the U.S. and currently serves commercial and industrial customers in 12 markets: Delaware, Texas, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. The company serves over 73,000 accounts for customers having a peak demand ranging from 50 KW to more than 200 MW, with an estimated peak load totaling nearly 10,000 MW.
For more about GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, visit www.gdfsuezenergyresources.com or call 1-866-999-8374. Follow GDF SUEZ Energy Resources on LinkedIn, Twitter: @GDFSUEZEnergy and Facebook. GDF SUEZ Energy Resources is part of International Power, which in North America manages a range of energy businesses in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution and sales, asset-based trading and origination, and retail energy sales and related services to commercial and industrial customers.
International Power is listed on the London Stock Exchange with ticker symbol IPR. GDF SUEZ holds a 70% interest in International Power plc. For more information, please visit www.iprplc-gdfsuez.com and www.gdfsuez.com.
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