Schneider Electric hires new energy vice president in Australia
Global energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric has appointed Simon Mouat (pictured) as vice president of its Australian energy business.
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,” says Schneider Electric Pacific zone president Gareth O’Reilly.
“Simon’s knowledge and insight into end-user needs and what is happening across industries, including oil and gas, mining, and utilities, will be pivotal in helping us to meet our customer demands and help them to grow over the coming period.
Mouat adds, “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.
“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,” Mouat concludes.
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, Mouat 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. Mouat has previously worked for Hostworks, Alcatel-Lucent and for Alpha Telecom, both in the UK and in Australia.