SAN RAMON, CA – The EMerge Alliance, an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe direct-current (DC) power distribution standards for buildings and homes today announced its board of directors has appointed Nextek Power Systems CEO Paul Savage to fill the position of chairman, while Brian Patterson transitions into a new role as the Alliance’s president.
“Growing our leadership team is an important step toward making DC microgrids a reality for buildings all over the world,” Patterson said. “We’re set to expand rapidly, and I can’t think of a better person than Paul to provide strategic direction as chairman.”
As a Founding Governing Member of the Alliance, Savage has been actively involved in the growth and development of the Alliance and its standards since its beginning. He has served on the board since 2008 and has contributed to its strategic direction as a board officer. He has been particularly active as the board’s liaison to key government, academic and industry organizations that are actively collaborating with the Alliance.
“We have a lot of work in front of us as we continue to lead the transformation of electrical power systems to revolutionary digital energy networks that are safer, more flexible and less costly to control,” Savage said. “Brian’s passion and technical expertise have played an instrumental role in the Alliance’s success, and he will be able to make an even greater impact on our progress by providing operational leadership as president.
“Establishing new relationships with end users and other key stakeholders will be high on our agenda for the balance of 2014,” Savage added.Tagged with tED