UTInnovation, a Swiss company involved with utility communications and systems integration, has announced the appointment of Christoph Brunner as president and chief technology officer. He was previously with ABB, and is an active member of several professional societies and standardisation bodies.

DAP Technologies, a manufacturer of mobile computing solutions and services based in Canada, has promoted Brian Aldham to the newly created role of director of marketing and service. He has over 25 years of experience in the mobile service industry, including 2½ years at DAP.

PJM Interconnection, an organisation established to ensure the reliability of the HV electric power system serving 51 million people in various US states, has appointed Terry A Williamson as chief communications officer, with responsibility for media relations and strategic communications.

Former US Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham, together with Joseph McMonigle (former chief of staff at the DoE and vice chairman of the International Energy Agency Board of Governors and Majida Mourad, former senior advisor at the DoE, have announced the formation of The Abraham Group LLC, an international strategic consulting firm based in Washington DC. The Group will provide strategic advice and hands-on assistance for clients seeking opportunities or solutions to challenges arising in the global market.

Datamatic Ltd., a company specialising in utility data collection solutions, has announced an expansion into the growing Asia-Pacific market. A new office has been opened in Australia, headed by Michael Kenyon as managing director of Datamatic Asia-Pacific.