President & CEO Sarava Periasamy (L) and Vice president Tim Maurer, Energy Practice, PERI Software at NARUC hearing in Atlanta.PERI Software Solutions, Inc. Adds Early Smart Grid Architect Tim Maurer To PERI's Energy Practice
Maurer to provide clients with extensive utility industry, technology and innovation expertise
PERI Software Solutions, Inc. announced today (Nov. 22, 2010) that Tim Maurer has joined PERI, a provider of smart grid devices, software and programming, as vice president, Energy Practice. "Maurer will provide PERI and its clients with extensive utility industry, technology and innovation expertise," said President & CEO Sarav Periasamy, PERI Software. "He has a rich experience in smart grid technology and is a welcome addition to our Energy Practice."
Periasamy and Maurer both presented one of PERI's successful GridMax, smart grid solution use cases showing the ROI through PERI's Energy Practice at a Utility Market Access Partnership (UMAP) Committee meeting at the 122nd National Assn. of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) annual meeting, Omni at CNN Center, Atlanta, GA. UMAP establishes model program standards and "Best Practices" for State commissions and utilities to enhance procurement opportunities for certified women and minority owned businesses. PERI outlined details of how it delivers high value-cost effective technology based business solutions for utilities and the ratepayer. The presentation also showed how it engages the customer on usage.
Maurer recently served as vice president of Marketing & Product Development at ECHO, an energy cooperative. He was responsible for the design and development of a smart grid / smart customer energy management portal and integrated end-point control system installed at multiple utilities and client sites. This smart grid solution received critical affirmation from utility consumer advocate leadership.
"I initially sought PERI's support to help enhance, scale and deploy his company's smart grid suite, explained Tim Maurer, vice president Energy Practice, PERI Software Solutions, Inc. "But after realizing the potential in the PERI's GridMax single-source solution suite - and appreciating PERI's unique intelligent hardware, software and programming breadth -- I decided to join the PERI team."
At the onset of energy deregulation, Maurer served as director of Market Management for Northeast Utilities (NU), where he managed the company's competitive marketing and customer engagement strategy. He developed a pre-cursor to smart grid technology named "Central Station" that leveraged Rockwell Automation power monitor devices and controls. Maurer also conceived and produced a series of electricity deregulation seminars with the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. He was awarded NU's Chairman's, President's and Change Master Awards for securing 35 percent of load amid 30 competitors in the industry's first open market. Maurer currently serves on the U. S. Chamber of Commerce Energy and Environment Committee.
Following his service at NU, Maurer served as VP of Marketing & Product for First Data, a leading IT and business process outsourcing organization, where he provided Voice Of The Customer research on utility CIS needs, enabling the organization to focus on utility processing as a business.
"Maurer brings a track record of helping companies and industries manage transitions, and he has even advised the White House and National Economic Council on growth," said Periasamy
Maurer received a BA from Seton Hall University and said he is delighted to be working in Newark, down the road from his alma mater. He has been active in global sustainability and supports the "Bottom of the Pyramid." He has been involved in the placement of innovative water filtration devices in Ethiopia and Guatemala and breakthrough farm irrigation in Ethiopia.
Additionally, Maurer is a children's book author. He and his wife, Roberta, reside in Tolland, CT, with their four children.About PERI
Founded in 1999, PERI is a global business solutions company, which has grown to nearly 1000 employees and delivers high value-cost effective technology based business solutions. PERI draws on deep industry expertise and a portfolio of interrelated consulting, business processes, application development along with smart-intelligent hardware and software products. PERI blends strategic design, proven technology, and timely delivery of solutions that maximize customers return on IT investment. Be sure to visit PERI's blog for company updates and developments http://perisoftware.wordpress.com.