Jonathan Main COO

NES selects proven leader with extensive industry experience to help lead company as it begins new growth phase driving the smart energy transition.

Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid solution provider with the industry’s leading Energy Applications Platform (EAPTM), announced today the appointment of Jonathan (Jon) Main as the new Chief Operations Officer. This announcement follows a comprehensive search process to find a new COO to help lead the company’s new growth phase and its continued commitment to be a recognised leader in the evolving energy industry.

Jon Main has more than 25 years of operational experience within various industries including energy and automotive. He has a broad range of audit & control, finance, operations, sales and IT experience having worked with both private and public companies in several global roles. In his most recent roles, he was an executive director with TMD Friction, and prior to that he was the Global SOX audit manager for Elster Group SE, where he was responsible for reviewing and auditing all business processes throughout the global group. Jon holds Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and MIS from the University of South Australia, and an MBA degree from the London School of Business and Finance.

In his new COO role, Jon will focus on ensuring that the company’s day-to-day activities and processes throughout the business are secure, robust and running efficiently. He will work with senior management to ensure that every member of the NES organisation has a clearly defined role and understands how he or she contributes to the overall goals of the business.

“I am honored for this opportunity to help NES enhance its operational efficiency as it enters into an important new growth phase,” said Jon Main, new COO of NES. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate and innovate with like-minded professionals in a fun and dynamic corporate atmosphere, and help our customers and consumers achieve their smart energy transition objectives.”

“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Jon to the NES Team. Jon’s proven operational experience will enhance our customers’ experience of NES and I am confident that he will be successful in his new position,” said David Thomson, President and CEO of NES. “Our company has made dramatic advances in our smart grid products and software solutions, and with Jon’s support and leadership, NES will achieve sustainable growth for existing markets as well as open up new geographical markets.”

About Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES)

Networked Energy Services Corporation is a global smart energy leader in the worldwide transformation of the electricity grid into an energy control network, enabling utilities to provide their customers with a more efficient and reliable service, to protect their systems from current and emerging cybersecurity threats, and to offer innovative new services that enable active, intelligent use of energy.

NES was formed as a result of the spinoff of Echelon Corporation’s Grid Modernisation Division in October 2014. NES is headquartered in the US with R&D centers located in Silicon Valley, North Dakota and Poland, and sales offices throughout the world. NES’ smart grid technology is used in nearly 40 million smart meters and other smart end devices around the world.

NES is a member of the OSGP Alliance, a global association of utilities and smart grid companies, which promotes the Open Smart Grid Protocol and cooperates to provide utilities greater value by enabling true, independently-certified, multi-vendor interoperability based upon open international specifications and standards. 

You can find out more information about NES, its Patagonia Energy Applications PlatformTM (including grid management software, distributed control nodes, and smart meters) and services at: www.networkedenergy.com