"We are tremendously excited to add Tom, VJ, Peter, Doug and Gord to our utilities team," said Steve Power, Vice President, Energy, Utilities and Chemicals within the Capgemini AOS discipline. "These experts bring even more utility industry know-how and expertise to our deep set of skills and will support the industry's development of a smarter, more technologically advanced electricity grid. Because of our proven experience in the energy and utilities sector, Capgemini is now positioned to provide more advanced solutions to the challenges posed by an aging workforce and the disruptive nature of mergers and acquisitions."
Tom Anderson joins Capgemini as an industry specialist in the North American utility practice. Anderson has a proven and highly successful track record implementing complex business solutions enabled with advanced technical software in the utility industry. With 33 years of experience working with utility, energy and industrial clients, Anderson is a hands-on program manager whose consulting skills are broad and deep in electric grid operation, engineering, asset and work management, and enterprise process integration. Anderson worked previously for GE Energy.
VJ Horgan joins Capgemini as a principal sales consultant after more than 10 years of experience working as a senior operating executive within both the natural gas and electric utility industries. Before joining the industry, Horgan served in a wide range of project finance, risk management and product development roles for top tier investment banks. As a utility executive, she was responsible for leading business development and integration, energy supply, portfolio management and trading, product development as well as power generation, gas processing, liquids and pipeline operations.
Peter Landauer joins Capgemini as a smart metering and demand response specialist. He will support smart metering business development and delivery to the company's North American smart metering clients. Landauer brings more than 10 years of experience in information technology, with extensive expertise in implementing smart metering solutions. Most recently, he worked with Grid Point, a producer of back-up power and renewable energy applications, where he was responsible for directing development of innovative demand response solutions.
Douglas Preece comes to Capgemini as a project manager, focusing on operational enhancement solutions in the utility industry. Preece has over 20 years of utility and professional consulting experience, ranging from utility field operations to management consulting. His present focus is system integration requirements for smart grid solutions, and he serves as project manager for large, complex smart grid related implementation projects within the United States. Preece worked previously for Sapient.
Gord Reynolds has more than 15 years of utility and energy industry experience with a strong focus in meter data management including automated metering infrastructure project and network development experience. Reynolds also brings experience in operations, deployments, metering, RF networks, DX Automation, conservation, demand side management, work force automation, safety & damage prevention, trenchless technologies and work management solutions.