Cambridge-based smart energy specialist Green Energy Options (geo) announced the appointment of Steve Cunningham as the new CEO, adding to the firm’s senior leadership team. The decision fits into geo’s growth strategy and comes soon after the company signed a key partnership deal with French group Schneider Electric.
Mr. Cunningham previously served as SVP EMEA and CEO for UK and Ireland at Landis+Gyr, the European leader in smart meter technologies. The move is a significant addition to geo’s team as well as Cambridge’s thriving start-up scene.
Former CEO and co-founder Patrick Caiger-Smith will maintain an active role in the business by becoming Executive Chairman. His new position will allow geo to strengthen its investor relations efforts and catalyse new collaboration opportunities, of which the Schneider Electric deal is a successful example.
Green Energy Options’ business focuses on delivering a sustainable and technologically advanced future where every household can manage its overall consumption and carbon footprint. The firm provides smart management systems and data analysis tools for solar power, electric vehicle and home heating.
Recently, geo has also become one of the UK’s key suppliers of home displays as part of the Smart Metering programme, delivering over 6 million devices to date. The company is also a recipient of the Queen’s Award for innovation, showing how creative thinking and a forward-looking approach to the energy market are central pillars of its identity.
Following the announcement, Mr. Cunningham commented on geo’s ability to use data “to provide actionable insights that are critical to managing the impact of climate change.” As the new CEO, he hopes for the company to play “an intrinsic role in the world’s drive towards net zero.”