As smart thermostat maker ecobee continues to partner on utility programs across North America, the company has hired two new executives on its business development team. Ann Perreault joins ecobee as director strategic partnerships, utilities and Ann Souter joins as account manager.
ecobee will be attending DistribuTECH in San Antonio, Texas on January 28 – 30, 2014. You can find them at Booth #3760.
“As a result of our commitment to customer experience, quality, and open standards, ecobee has become a preferred partner for utility demand response and energy efficiency programs,” said Stuart Lombard, president and CEO, ecobee. “With the announcement of two new team members, we will continue to drive innovative partnerships and growth with utility companies across North America.”
Ann Perreault joins ecobee from Cooper Power Systems, where she was the global product director and led their demand response business. Perreault also spent seven years with Xcel Energy and managed the near 1 GW DR program portfolio that spanned residential, commercial, and industrial customer segments.
Ann Souter has been a part of the ecobee team since 2009. She has been an integral part of implementing the company’s operational infrastructure, to setting up and leading the inside sales team. As account manager, Souter will manage the growth of utility partnerships and act as the day-to-day contact for all programs.
“We’re thrilled to have Ann Perreault and Ann Souter join the Business Development team,” said Chris Carradine, Executive Vice President, ecobee. “As a company, we’ve reached major milestones with our utility partnerships and are continuing to experience tremendous growth. The experience of these two new team members is a reflection of ecobee’s ongoing commitment to our current partners and future business opportunities.”
ecobee’s line of programmable communicating thermostats make it easy for homeowners to connect to their smart meters and monitor their home’s energy performance. On average, ecobee homeowners have saved 23 percent on their energy bill, when compared to leaving their thermostat on hold at 72°F.
The company works with many utility companies across North America to help homeowners and businesses save energy including San Diego Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, National Grid, Austin Energy, Just Energy, Milton Hydro, Electricity Maine, Taylor Electric and Avista.