Zug, Switzerland — (METERING.COM) — May 15, 2008 – Landis+Gyr, a provider of energy management solutions, is combining its UK and prepayment and European businesses to help it to continue to meet its customers’ ‘smart’ energy needs. The new Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region will be led by the former COO of BT Global Services in Germany, Ad van der Meys.
The traditional UK prepayment market is moving rapidly towards the adoption of smart metering, driven by the development of new technologies and by the Government’s goal of increasing energy efficiency, while continental Europe has seen a similar growth rate. As a consequence Landis+Gyr has taken the decision to merge its UK and prepayment units with its European business, creating a new division, EMEA.
The reorganization will allow Landis+Gyr to offer its customers an unparalleled service, strengthening co-ordination and communication between teams and facilitating the roll-out of smart metering across the entire region.
Ad van der Meys, Executive Vice President EMEA, said: “Landis+Gyr’s objective is to make sure that we continue to offer our customers exactly what they need, now and in the future. Reorganizing the business will help us to do so, ensuring that we have the best possible structure in place and allowing us to share experience and skills across the division. Over time, we want to strengthen our position as the advanced metering management market leader, delivering both economic benefits for our customers and environmental benefits for society. This move helps us to achieve these targets and to win significant new deals.”
Ad van der Meys has an impressive track record in executive management in the telecommunications industry, having previously worked at both Deutsche Telekom and British Telecom. He also has experience in marketing, sales and general management within the financial services industry.