Advanced Control Systems (ACS) Named a TAG Top 40 Innovative Company


Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Honors 40 Companies for Innovation
and Contributions to the State’s Technology Community

ATLANTA (March 16, 2016) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, will acknowledge and celebrate ACS as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG will recognize this prestigious group at the 2016 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 17, 2016, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.

TAG’S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.
“The 2016 Top 40 finalists are an elite group of innovators who represent the very best of Georgia’s Technology community,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “The 2016 Top 40 finalists are shining examples of what makes our State such a hotbed for technology and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology community.”
This year’s Top 40 Companies were selected from among over 100 applications submitted by companies from across Georgia. ACS will be showcased in an exhibition at The 2016 Georgia Technology Summit.

“An extraordinary number of truly innovative technology companies participated in this year’s Top 40 competition, demonstrating the depth and breadth of Georgia’s technology community,” said Dennis Zakas, managing partner of Zakas & Leonard, LLP, CEO of Zinc., and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. “In fact, based on the quality of the contestants, we could have had a ‘Top 60’ without losing a beat.”
“For over 40 years, we have established a global reputation for technological innovation in the electric power industry,” said ACS CEO Kevin Sullivan. “We are proud to have local recognition of our real-time energy management systems, which provide utilities with the strategic technology needed to help them address more efficient energy delivery, faster response to events, improved safety measures, building a Smarter Grid and engaging consumers.”
The 2016 Georgia Technology Summit is expected to draw a crowd of more than 1,300 C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. In addition to presentations from some of the top technology influencers in the nation, the newest member of the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia will be inducted.

For more information about TAG and the Georgia Technology Summit and to register for the event, visit

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About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more information, visit the TAG website at or TAG’s community website at To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative, visit

About Advanced Control Systems

ACS is a leading provider of smart grid solutions and advanced automation technology to the global electric power industry. For over 40 years, ACS has pioneered control center solutions which include SCADA, advanced distribution management (ADMS), outage management (OMS), energy management (EMS), network simulation and optimization, network display strategies and ergonomic design. ACS automation product lines include a wide range of flexible and cost-effective substation, distribution, and feeder automation solutions. ACS mobile tools enable utilities to communicate with crews and consumers using real-time data. ACS provides technology to manage energy through a fully-integrated real-time PRISM platform which optimizes grid efficiency. For more information, visit


Rebecca Kelly

Rebecca Kelly, MBA, Director of Marketing for Advanced Control Systems, leads 'teaming for success' in marketing ACS technology, helping utilities build the next-generation grid for reliable, secure and efficient power delivery as Marketing Director. She has an eye for solving business problems while tracking down answers. She builds traction with her ad agency creativity combined with B2C/B2B marketing expertise for targeted, award-winning campaigns nationally & globally. Her 15 years marketing to/for utilities globally; launching new high technology with corporate leadership (while teaching marketing to B.S./M.B.A. candidates) optimize her skills for success as a team player and marketing expert. Her background includes PR, integrated marketing, research analysis, writing, speaking, social media and the ability to manage multiple projects on time/on budget. She is respected as a strategic leader, an international trail-blazer who gets the job done with results-driven passion in: ~Digital marketing/integrated marketing communications for Strategic Product Launches, Industry & User Group Event/Conference management in B2C/B2B target markets, using monitoring & tracking ~Global Public Relations & Analyst Relations & Advertising Agency experience for such companies as Dell Computer, Dentsu of Japan, Schlumberger; ~Branding: innovative broad & proposal-targeted, customer-centric sales tools; social media; Cultural/language translations for motivational campaigns, executive strategic leadership for Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions. ~Crafting & timing competitive message: press conferences, press relations and one-on-one interviews ~Leading Quality Black-Belt Seminars, Workshops, Conference Training & Leadership Coaching ~Market Research, Competitive & International Industry Specific Intelligence ~Speaking on Agile International Marketing, Ethics, Mentoring, i.e.Women's Organizations ~Strategic Planning/anecdotal-qualitative: Product Life-Cycle; Research/Project Management ~Crisis Management, Mediation/Negotiation implementation, roles & responsibilities

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