Mastech Holdings, Inc., a national provider of Information Technology staffing services, today announced the appointment of Larson Rider to the company’s Green Technology practice.

Since 1984, Mr. Rider has worked extensively with Green Technology clients in Energy/Environmental Controls, Renewable Energy and Smart Grid. Mr. Rider joins Mastech from Echelon Corporation, a leading international provider of Control Networks for the Smart City, Smart Meters and Smart Grid Systems, where he served as the corporation’s Staffing Manager..

Commenting on Mr. Rider’s appointment, Mastech CEO Steve Shangold noted, "The increasing importance of Smart Grid and Renewable Energy make this market sector a key area of focus for Mastech. Adding a seasoned professional to launch our practice helps Mastech deepen our relationship at existing Green Technology and Environmentally-committed clients, and increase new Green Technology-related business. Larson’s knowledge and experience will also help attract highly sought-after consultants who possess significant Smart Grid and Renewable Energy skills."

Rider’s twenty-six years in the industry include a solid business development background in addition to Recruitment; Staffing; Retained Search, and Technical Contract Staff Augmentation. An entrepreneur by nature, Mr. Rider has opened new markets and started successful consulting practices within several prior firms.