US lithium-ion energy storage firm Sunverge Energy has made three appointments as it continues to elbow its way into the market.
The most eye catching is the introduction of two electricity utility leaders onto its board of directors, suggesting the company’s main direction of focus.
The new board members are: John Di Stasio, former CEO of Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and current president of the Large Public Power Council (LPPC), and Elisabeth Brinton, executive general manager of Australian energy retailer AGL Energy Limited (AGL).
Di Stasio serves as chairman of Sunverge’s board. Brinton joins her colleague, AGL executive general manager Alistair Preston, on the board.
The California headquartered company has also named Martin Milani as its chief operating officer.
Milani is now responsible for the company’s strategy, development and delivery of its advanced energy storage platform.
Sunverge is extending its partnerships with utilities to make intelligent storage a cornerstone of the next-generation grid, said the company’s CEO Ken Munson.
He added: “Martin’s impressive career and experience with cloud and autonomic computing, artificial intelligence technologies, massive parallel systems and enterprise application integration will be crucial to our work as we expand our product offerings and analytics to meet the growing demand for distributed energy storage.”
Image: John Di Stasio and Elisabeth Brinton