SAN DIEGO – February 11, 2021 – PXiSE Energy Solutions, developer of next-generation grid control technology, announces two new team members: Head of Business Development, Chris Wiacek, and Head of Sales North America, Joe Sullivan. These additions to the team underscore PXiSE’s commitment to its customers and partners as it strengthens and elevates its business-side leadership.
Chris Wiacek, Head of Business Development, joins PXiSE from Enel X, where he supported business and market development as the Manager of Technical Business Development for Enel X’s Global Products team. Previously, he served as a solutions engineer for NRG Energy. Wiacek received an Integrated Bachelor and Master of Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2010, and a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Energy Systems) from the University of California – Berkeley in 2015.
Joe Sullivan, Head of Sales North America, was previously VP of Business Development at Urbint, which provides AI-based asset modeling software for utilities and telecommunications providers. As the first energy salesperson at Urbint, Sullivan was an integral part of the company’s nearly 1400% increase in revenue in two years. He began his energy career at NextEra Energy working on renewable energy projects and helping to develop machine learning solutions for power production, energy demand, efficiency, operations, and customer service. Sullivan then spent six years at The Weather Company in its Energy and Utility practice. He provided weather and energy demand software to utilities, investment banks, hedge funds and commodities firms. The Weather Company was acquired by IBM, and Sullivan transitioned to a global role on behalf of IBM’s Energy & Utilities business. Sullivan was also a broadcast meteorologist for more than a decade. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from St. Cloud State University.
“I’m proud to congratulate Chris and Joe on their new roles within PXiSE,” said Hanna Grene, Chief of Commercial Development at PXiSE. “Both Chris and Joe bring an impressive depth of expertise and experience to their respective roles, and I’m confident they will be valuable resources and partners to our customers. Choosing a grid control system can be a complex process, which is why PXiSE puts so much emphasis on growing our team of best-in-field leadership to provide ongoing consultation, support, and deep partnership to our customers.”
PXiSE (pronounced ‘pice’) offers next-generation grid management technology. PXiSE microgrid and DERMS solutions unlock the potential of distributed generation to improve reliability and increase renewable energy output while helping ensure system balance and power quality. PXiSE brings decades of utility management, field engineering, and software development skills together to develop and implement its industry-leading grid controls operating system.