Schneider Electric’s Australian Energy Business appoints new Vice President

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Schneider Electric has appointed Simon Mouat as the new Vice President of Energy Business in Australia.

With responsibilities across the region, Mouat will play a key role in driving the growth and expansion of the Energy Business and lead the effective execution of projects across Australia. Mouat’s role will be vital in identifying new opportunities across multiple industries and building solid customer relationships.

“Simon brings strong leadership skills and expert knowledge to Schneider Electric’s Energy business team. Customers want to understand where technology in the energy space is going, what benefits it will bring their business and what the future holds. Simon’s knowledge and insight into end-user needs and what is happening across industries including oil & gas, mining, and utilities, will be pivotal in helping us to meet our customer demands and help them to grow over the coming period”, commented Gareth O’Reilly, Zone President, Pacific, Schneider Electric.

“The Energy Business provides a huge opportunity for Schneider Electric in the Australian market.  I want to strengthen this profile by building strong partnerships with customers, both existing and new”, said Mouat.

“With climate change pressures, a drive for carbon footprint reduction, and the need to cut energy costs, Schneider Electric has the expertise to advise customers on the ways in which they can operate smarter whilst still meeting their business goals – both in the short and long term. This is an exciting road and I am pleased that I can be a part of the journey,” concluded Mouat.

Mouat joins Schneider Electric from EDMI where he held the role of Executive General Manager for Australia and New Zealand. He has more than 25 years’ extensive experience in the Energy, IT and Telecommunications sectors.

Prior to EDMI, Simon spent four years with GE Digital Energy as the Regional Sales Leader for Australia and New Zealand, driving commercial success across their software, grid automation and power equipment business. Simon has previously worked for Hostworks, Alcatel-Lucent and for Alpha Telecom, both in the UK and in Australia.