ATLANTA, Sept. 24, 2002 — Apogee Interactive announced the opening of a Northeast office and has named Doug Langdon director of business development. Langdon will have responsibility for new business and product development, national sales and client service.
CEO Joel Gilbert noted that the Northeast has a tradition of proactive energy efficiency and customer relationship programs and recently faces a convergence of deregulation, power supply and price issues – all of which Apogee addresses through its array of Web-based demand response platforms, information libraries, e-learning courseware and Web applications for utilities and their customers.
Apogee serves multiple disciplines within electric utilities, including the wholesale trading organizations, customer call centers, marketing and sales departments, human resources and corporate communications, to enhance their energy management, communications and training initiatives.
Langdon comes to Apogee from ABB where he worked closely with utilities on metering, billing and data presentment software issues. Prior to that, Langdon headed sales and represented the online retail energy exchange Enermetrix® through Usource and led sales efforts in New England for the retail gas and electricity marketer Energy USA.
He began his career in energy with an oil and propane company and next moved to RISE Engineering, delivering demand side management programs to commercial and industrial utility customers.
Langdon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire and is a certified energy procurement professional.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Apogee (www.apogee.net) is a full-service online technology solutions and consulting firm serving nearly all of the major U.S. investor-owned utilities and many of the country’s largest cooperative, municipal and public power systems.
Its business solutions include The Demand Exchange® program (www.demx.com/), the largest Internet load reduction aggregation platform in the nation, and Study-Center.com (www.study-center.com), a portal for energy-related online courses for the utility industry.