Trilliant Incorporated, a leading provider of Smart Grid communication solutions that enhance energy efficiency, utility operations, and renewable resource integration, today announced the appointment of Dr. Steven R. Specker to the company Board of Directors. The appointment is effective immediately.
Dr. Specker most recently served as President and CEO of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, CA from 2004 to 2010. Prior to leading EPRI, he founded a private consulting firm, Specker Consulting, LLC, that provided operational and strategic planning services to technology companies serving the global electric power industry.
Dr. Specker also had a distinguished 30 year career at General Electric (GE). He served in many leadership roles at GE including as President of GE’s nuclear energy business. Dr. Specker also served as President of GE Digital Energy, where he was responsible for the formation and start-up of a new business venture serving the growing needs of the digital economy for highly reliable electricity.
“We are privileged to have an individual such as Steve join our board,” said Andy White, President and CEO of Trilliant. “Steve’s combination of global energy industry experience, visionary leadership, business acumen and personal reputation make him a unique addition to our team and a tremendous resource for our customers.”
Dr. Specker holds a B.S. in engineering science and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from Iowa State University. He also serves as a director of Southern Company.