OTTAWA, Oct. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energate, Inc., a leading, innovative provider of residential Demand Response for utilities and home energy management solutions for their customers, today announced the appointment of Steve Dodds as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Dodds, who has been a member of Energate's leadership team since 2007, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, succeeds Niraj Bhargava, who is leaving to pursue other interests.
"We thank Niraj for his service and are pleased to appoint Steve to the position of CEO," said Tom Tamblyn, Energate's Chairman of the Board. "Energate is well-positioned to manage our continued growth and we look forward to leveraging Steve's substantial industry experience to spearhead Energate's leadership position with our utility partners in the demand response and home energy management markets."
Mr. Dodds has over 25 years of experience in supply chain management, manufacturing operations and customer relations in various senior level positions. During his tenure as COO of Energate, he oversaw companywide manufacturing activities and ensured the operational efficiency of the company. Prior to Energate, Mr. Dodds held the position of vice president of global operations for Mitel Corporation, a global provider of unified communications and collaboration software, solutions and services, where he led the strategic outsourcing and ultimate divestiture of the company's global operations. Previously, as founder and executive vice president, he helped established BreconRidge Manufacturing Solutions Corporation as a global electronic contract manufacturer.
"Since coming on board with Energate six years ago, the demand for home energy management has expanded tremendously and Energate has managed to carve out a significant portion of the market," said Mr. Dodds. "In my new role as CEO I look forward to leveraging Energate's momentum with our utility customers and aggressively driving company growth."
Energate is the leader in Consumer Demand Response Solutions for utilities and their residential customers. The company provides home energy management solutions including software, portals, mobile applications, and wireless devices such as gateways, smart thermostats, load control switches, and consumer energy displays. Energate's standards-based open Consumer Connected Demand Response (CCDR) platform allows utilities to immediately address residential demand and empowers consumers to more effectively manage energy use. Energate solutions leverage the Smart Grid to mitigate supply and demand challenges, increase the use of renewables, and utilize dynamic rate structures. Founded in 2004, Energate is headquartered in Ottawa with offices in Toronto, Houston, Melbourne (FL), Raleigh and Los Angeles. Visit www.energateinc.com.
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