HOUSTON, July 23, 2004 — KWI, a provider of trading and risk management software for the global energy industry, announced the appointment of Don McDonnell as senior vice president of marketing.
McDonnell joins KWI with more than 14 years experience in the energy engineering and enterprise applications software industries. In his marketing role, he will lead KWI’s global product strategy, marketing communications and demand creation teams, as well as manage KWI’s alliance and partner programs.
“With over a decade of experience in competitive energy markets, KWI is well-established as a clear market leader in the provision of energy trading and risk management (ETRM) systems that meet needs of our customers in deregulating energy markets,” McDonnell said. “I am very much looking forward to working with our world-class customer base to build on KWI’s customer-centric approach.”
Christopher Fountain, COO, KWI, commented, “Don has extensive experience in the enterprise applications software industry, having worked with many of the world’s largest energy and utility companies. We look forward to drawing on his expertise and strong industry relationships as we focus on growing KWI’s market leadership in Europe, and expanding our success in North America and Asia.”
Prior to joining KWI, McDonnell served for five years as chief marketing officer and senior business development executive at CES International, the market-leading outage management software vendor recently acquired by SPL. Previously, he held executive marketing positions with several energy industry suppliers including Mincom, Servidyne Systems and TSW International.
McDonnell holds an MBA in marketing from Georgia State University and is a member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society. McDonnell will be based at KWI’s global headquarters in London.
Founded in 1993, with North American headquarters in Houston, KWI is a leading global provider of energy trading and risk management software solutions. KWI serves some of the largest energy companies in the world including customers such as Alliant Energy, BP, EON, Puget Sound Energy, Ontario Power Generation, PacifiCorp and Tennessee Valley Authority. KWI’s flagship K2 product was developed specifically to meet the unique financial and asset-based requirements of today’s global energy market. K2 brings a scalable and componentized solution approach to multi-commodity trading and risk management. For more information on KWI, visit www.kwi.com or call (832) 366 1952 ext 503.