HOUSTON, Texas, March 21, 2002 — Cap Gemini Ernst & Young US LLC, the IT services and management consultancy, on Wednesday appointed Ed Bell to lead the Trading & Risk Management service line for the company’s Energy, Utilities and Chemicals practice in the United States.
Bell is based in the Houston office of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and lives in nearby Sugar Land, Texas.
Bell will guide Cap Gemini Ernst & Young’s efforts and continue to focus on real-time information systems including: distribution of market information to traders; command and control systems for applications like pipeline SCADA; and, electricity generation management systems. Other areas of focus include natural gas and power logistics and optimization systems as well as enterprise level trading and risk reporting.
Prior to assuming this new role, Bell served as a Senior Manager with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young’s Trading & Risk Management service line in Houston, specializing in trading technology strategy for energy merchants and integrated petroleum and petrochemical companies.
“Ed Bell has a proven record in the rapidly emerging power trading sector that’s such a vital part of the new energy economy,” said Tim Crichfield, Vice President and Americas leader for the company’s Energy, Utilities & Chemicals practice.
“Ed Bell has successfully created numerous tools and systems for our clients who work in one of the most rapidly changing technology environments in industry today. We are pleased he will lead this effort going forward,” Crichfield said.
Bell has held a mix of senior level managerial and technology positions both in industry and with companies providing services to industry, including Dynegy, BP, Florida Power & Light Company and TXU.
About Cap Gemini Ernst & Young
The Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Group is one of the largest management and IT consulting organisations in the world. The company offers management and IT consulting services, systems integration, and technology development, design and outsourcing capabilities on a global scale to help businesses continue to implement growth strategies and leverage technology in the new economy. The organisation employs some 56,500 people worldwide and reports 2001 global revenues of about 8.4 billion euros. More information about individual service lines, offices and research is available at www.cgey.com.
About Energy, Utilities & Chemicals Global Sector
With more than 5,000 dedicated consultants engaged in Energy, Chemicals, Mining and Utilities projects across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, the Group’s Global Sector Unit – Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Energy, Utilities & Chemicals – serves the business consulting and information technology needs of many of the world’s largest players of this industry. More information about individual service lines, offices and research is available at www.cgey.com/energy.