|By Business Wire||
|February 11, 2014 03:00 PM EST||
A123 Energy Solutions announced today the addition of Catherine Sullivan as its newest sales executive to increase its coverage for the emerging grid energy storage market. In this role, Catherine will be responsible for solution sales and business development in the western US region with a focus on California.
Based out of the greater Los Angeles area, Catherine brings more than 20 years of sales and management experience in the utility and energy industries, most recently in energy storage solutions. Prior to this role she has led and developed sales for a variety of companies including ZBB Energy, Ice Energy, Commerce Energy, and divisions of Shell Energy, Southern Company and Enron. “California is embracing storage by enacting new policies like the first statewide energy storage procurement mandate. Changes in the market’s evaluation of the benefits and flexibility of energy storage will dictate the need for proven, reliable and safe grid storage solutions,” said Catherine. “A123 Energy is well positioned to meet this rising demand and I am excited to work with owners, developers and integrators in helping them meet their goals.”
“Given the strong market opportunities in both California, we’ve had to expand our team to support this region. The discussions on energy storage for the grid have advanced from ‘why do we need it’ to ‘how do we get it’,” said Bud Collins, President of A123 Energy Solutions. “The increase in market demand is encouraging and we’re able to provide better service to this region with Catherine in place. We have always been the industry leader in helping our customers understand the value of energy storage, how much is needed, and how to deploy it most effectively, and we’ll scale up to ensure that we continue to provide that level of service going forward.”
About A123 Energy Solutions
A123 Energy Solutions, a division of A123 Systems LLC and a part of Wanxiang Group, develops and manufactures advanced batteries for electric grid, backup power and lead-acid replacement applications based on A123 Systems Nanophosphate® lithium ion technology. A123 Energy is an industry leader in energy storage system integration focusing on high performance, efficient, safe and reliable battery systems, ranging from small industrial batteries to massive grid-scale energy storage systems. Its megawatt-scale Grid Storage Solution™ has been successfully operated in commercial revenue service since 2009 around the world, and has to date reached over 100MW deployed. In commercial and industrial batteries, it provides energy storage solutions to fit the needs for telecom, IT backup, datacenter, and medical device applications looking to upgrade and replace lead-acid batteries. For more information, please visit www.a123energy.com.