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ROUND-UP: New hires unveiled by InstaVolt and Smarter Grid Solutions

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In this round-up, electric vehicle charging company InstaVolt appoints a new chief financial officer and Smarter Grid Solutions hires a new chief technology officer to help advance its software products.


SGS appoints new chief technology officer

Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) is looking to advance its Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) software products with the appointment of a new chief technology officer.

Euan Davidson has been appointed to the role, having a long history with the company, which he joined in 2012 as its first R&D engineer.

Davidson is now to take a lead role in advancing the DERMS software products, as well as developing SGS’s product range to drive new business with energy asset operators, distribution wires utilities and microgrid customers.

Alongside this, he will also look at broadening the application of SGS’s products to a wider set of value streams in digital, smart, clean and resilient energy systems.

“It's an exciting time to be taking the reins on technology development at such an innovative company,” Davidson said.

“We are going through an extraordinary period of growth and are reaching new and exciting markets, including Canada and India. I am excited to lead the delivery of our range of world-class DERMS solutions and continue to deliver green energy innovation to our customers on a global scale.”


InstaVolt enters 'new phase of growth' as it appoints new hire

InstaVolt has appointed a new chief financial officer as the electric vehicle (EV) charging network enters “a new phase of growth”.

Chris Bott is the company’s new chief financial officer, joining from online retailer AO World PLC where he was head of finance.

Bott has also previously worked with IBM, Mars, Fox’s Biscuits and its parent company Boparan Holdings in various senior finance roles.

He said that he is “thrilled” to be joining InstaVolt at “this important time in the company’s development”.

"With electrification rising up the government’s agenda, we will be presented with increasing opportunities to push ahead with our ambitious plans for growth."

The company most recently signed a partnership with McDonalds to rollout 125kW chargers at at new and existing Drive Thru restaurants.

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