Simple Energy hires new COO Bud Vos, formerly of Comverge

By admin on May 21, 2012

Today in Boulder, Simple Energy announced that Bud Vos has joined the team as the company’s new chief operating officer, bringing over 15 years of experience driving rapid growth and innovative product strategy for leading smart grid companies. This strategic hire is the latest in a series of developments positioning Simple Energy to become an industry leader in utility customer engagement programs that leverage the power of behavioral economics and social networks to motivate energy savings.

“We are honored to announce that Bud has joined the team, bringing a strong set of skills to help us grow strategically into an industry leader,” said Yoav Lurie, CEO and co-founder of Simple Energy. “With experience in innovation and company strategy, executive sales, system architectures, and partnership building, Bud brings an incredible combination of expertise to the role of chief operating officer.”

Prior to joining Simple Energy, Vos was Senior Vice President of Utility Sales and chief technology officer at Comverge, where he oversaw the technology architecture for the company while working with their utility client base to identify and deliver high value projects using smart grid technology. Bud also worked at Comverge as the SVP of Product Strategy and VP of Marketing, Products and Alliances. Before Comverge, Bud was the Founder and VP of Engineering at Sixth Dimension, a provider of Internet-based control systems for demand response and distributed generation systems which was acquired by Comverge in 2003.

“The energy management industry continues to generate innovative and brilliant ideas,”said Vos. “With 100′s of companies forming on a constant basis there is no lack of opportunity to work with many of these innovative companies.  Many of my past years have been focused on software technologies and capabilities for utilities, and it was through this lens that I began to focus on Simple Energy as a new opportunity — an opportunity to go back to my entrepreneurial roots and help build another company in the energy industry.”

“Built with a truly unique technology and innovative approach, shown to yield dramatic results, Simple Energy was a great match for me.  I look forward to bringing my background and expertise to Simple Energy as we enter a time of dramatic change and growth in the SmartGrid and energy efficiency market.”

Vos has a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University. Learn more about Vos and the rest of the Simple Energy team at http://utilities.simpleenergy.com/about-us/team