By Emily Greenhalgh
PBN Web Editor
PROVIDENCE â€“ Energy conservation and management solutions company Utilidata Inc. has tapped Sridhar Ramachandran as its new chief technology officer.
Based in the companyâ€™s Providence headquarters, Ramachandran will be responsible for providing the overall technology leadership and â€śstrategic product road map that drives the companyâ€™s innovation engine around digital smart grid solutions,â€ť according to a company release.
â€śWe are very excited that Sri Ramachandran, who has a deep track record of bringing game-changing technologies to market, has decided to join the team. His leadership will be instrumental as Utilidata continues to scale up its operations globally,â€ť Scott E. DePasquale, chairman and CEO of Utilidata, said in a statement.
â€śSri has been recognized for his thought leadership and invention around IP communications and voice over IP networks (VoIP). He brings a unique perspective and skill set that will make a big difference in how we maintain our market leadership position through advanced technology and innovation,â€ť added DePasquale.
Prior to joining Utilidata, Ramachandran most recently served as CTO of the Telecordia/Ericsson Interconnection Solutions business in New Jersey. Under his leadership, the company successfully established a mobile messaging businesses, forged multi-national partnerships and won marquee customers.
Before Ericsson, Ramachandran was co-founder and CTO of Maryland-based NexTone Communications. He has also worked at GE Spacenet, Hughes Network Systems and LLC Inc.
â€śIâ€™m excited to join the Utilidata team. The companyâ€™s technology represents a step change in how we reduce energy waste at scale for power utilities without demanding change in consumer behavior or necessitating significant and costly changes to the electric power grid itself,â€ť said Ramachandran in a statement. â€śUtilidata is poised to make a great impact in the market by offering disruptive solutions that immensely benefit both utility ratepayers, as well as utility shareholders.â€ť
Ramachandran has a Master of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Technology degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai, India.