Schneider announces Pacific Power Systems VP

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Schneider Electric has announced the promotion of James Hunt to vice president of power systems across the Pacific region.

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James Hunt

Since joining the organisation four years ago as general manager for solutions sales, James has been instrumental in driving the Power Systems business. His contribution to the digital transformation and promotion of EcoStruxure solutions in Pacific has been highly commended across the organisation. Through this period, he also led the establishment of the Microgrid business in the Pacific.

Schneider Electric Pacific zone president Gareth O’Reilly welcomed the appointment, stating that during his time at Schneider Electric, James has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to leadership, innovation and the pursuit of more sustainable energy solutions.

“His work establishing and growing the Microgrids business in the Pacific region is a testament to that,” he said.

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“This appointment is a powerful step in Schneider Electric’s ongoing commitment to provide value for its employees and customers. I wish him every success in this next assignment and look forward to seeing where he takes us next.”

Speaking on his appointment, James Hunt said, “In my capacity as vice president, I look forward to contributing to Schneider Electric’s global approach of supporting our customers as they navigate the twin challenges of digital transformation and disruption of the energy industry.

“I can’t think of a more exciting time to be leading a business in the energy space. The generation mix is shifting rapidly, not only to incorporate renewables but also toward decentralised energy systems. All of this requires digitsation and a rethink on control and automation and challenges historical models of both electricity distribution and retail.”