Chris Lewis appointed vice-president of business development for Harris Utilities SmartWorks
Ottawa, ON–November 15, 2012—Harris Utilities SmartWorks is pleased to announce that Chris Lewis has been appointed vice-president of business development. In his new capacity, Lewis will be a key figure in expanding the market share of key smart grid solutions, MeterSense and CustomerConnect, and bringing new products to market. He will help SmartWorks, the innovation engine of Harris Utilities, to deliver new technologies specifically tailored to the fast-growing smart grid market in North America.
Lewis has held a variety of leadership roles with retailers and vendors in the energy and utility sectors over the past 15 years. Most recently, he served as director of market development with Cognera, a Harris Utilities company that delivers billing and business intelligence solutions to help energy retailers and utilities to manage their smart grid requirements. During his career, Lewis has developed a deep understanding of smart grid technologies, a familiarity with data analytics and a strong knowledge of deregulated markets.
“Utilities are unique in their individual business requirements, and they require vendors, partners and experts who understand this,” Lewis said. “Harris Utilities has been dedicated to the utility technology market alone for more than 35 years. Our deep understanding of the nuances of the utilities industry enables us to deliver both exceptional products and the highest level of service to help navigate change.”
Lewis is a published author and regular speaker on the topic of dynamic pricing as it affects customers, and has led sales teams that have secured more than $3 billion worth of contracts.
“Chris has a remarkably broad understanding of all facets of the North American utilities market,” said Norm Daigle, executive vice-president of Harris Utilities SmartWorks. “His energy and experience will strengthen our ability to expand SmartWorks’ smart grid technology offerings and market share, in both current and emerging markets.”
In addition to his work in the utilities sector, Lewis is a graduate of the University of Calgary’s Communications program, a former professional football player with the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders and BC Lions, and a proud father of two.
About Harris Utilities SmartWorks
SmartWorks is the innovation engine of Harris Utilities and home of leading smart grid technologies, including meter data management solution, MeterSense, and customer engagement solution, CustomerConnect. It is a group of leading engineers, software innovators and product specialists united to develop original and focused applications directly for the utilities market that are easy to implement and most relevant to consumers. Their goal is to create whole new categories of products that will transform the industry and evolve the smart grid.
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