SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Varentec™, a leader in Grid Edge control solutions for the electric grid funded by Khosla Ventures and Bill Gates, today announced the appointment of Mehrdod Mohseni as Chief Commercial Officer. Mohseni comes to Varentec from Utility Integration Solutions, Inc. (UISOL) where, as CEO and President, he had overall responsibility for the successful operations and continued growth of UISOL and oversaw the strategic direction, operational execution and business development of the firm. Mohseni brings extensive experience in P&L management, sales and marketing of operational technology systems in the energy and telecommunication industries. Varentec's evolutionary grid edge technology provides an unprecedented level of improvement to today's grid efficiency while allowing for effective deployment and integration of renewable energy resources for Investor Owned Utilities and Public Power Companies alike. Mohseni's unique and broad background in the electric utility industry leadership complements and expands Varentec's leadership in this field.
"We're excited to have such a veteran of the electric utility and Smart Grid space like Mehrdod leading our commercialization efforts. Mehrdod brings decades of utility experience and proven success in the global energy industry, with a focus on advanced distributed control technologies that help drive ground-breaking benefits across the enterprise value chain. His addition will significantly accelerate the commercialization and global expansion of Varentec's grid-edge control platform and solutions. The addition of this seasoned industry executive supports our vision of expanding Varentec's leadership in the global market for grid edge control solutions," said Guillaume Dufosse, CEO of Varentec.
"Varentec is at the forefront of delivering evolutionary grid edge control solutions designed to expertly address today's complex and evolving electric distribution operational challenges," said Mehrdod Mohseni. "I am thrilled to be part of this innovative organization and look forward to building a global commercial practice that matches the same high caliber of the company's pioneering solutions."
Mohseni is a registered Professional Engineer and a Senior IEEE member with over 25 years of industry experience where he has assisted numerous clients with their vision, architecture, and successful execution of technology solutions. He has held leadership positions in companies including UISOL, Inc. (an Alstom Grid Co.), GE Digital Energy, Black & Veatch, KEMA (now DNV GL) and Southern Company. His experience across the spectrum of the energy industry spans executive leadership, marketing and commercialization, strategic planning and vision, as well as global strategy execution. His technical expertise includes Distribution Management and Automation Systems, Smart Metering Infrastructure, Meter Data Management Systems, Mobile Workforce Management Systems, Outage Management Systems, SCADA and EMS control center systems, communications and information systems, and enterprise systems implementation for the electric, gas, and water utility industries.
Varentec™ provides innovative solutions for the next generation of power grid control and management. Their solution offering includes an innovative distributed real-time Grid Edge Management System™ (GEMS™) - the missing control layer in traditional power systems. Varentec™, solutions deliver unprecedented levels of performance in applications including grid-side energy efficiency, improved integration of renewable energy on the grid, active demand management, and real-time voltage & VAR control – all key grid modernization initiatives for global electric utilities.
Varentec and Grid Edge Management System (GEMS) are trademarks of Varentec Corporation.