ATLANTA (April 10, 2015) – Advanced Control Systems (ACS), a global provider of smart grid automation technology, announced that energy industry veteran Kevin Sullivan has been named Chief Executive Officer. Sullivan’s career spans 35-years in the energy industry including leadership assignments at Siemens and DNV GL, KEMA where he helped electric utility clients all over the world with business strategy, energy management, smart grid implementation and advanced software technology adoption.
“Kevin Sullivan has had a long and distinguished career serving the electric utility industry and his expertise includes executive leadership, business development, business strategy development and business transformation,” said David Pacyna, CEO North American Transmission & Distribution Group (Owners of Instrument Transformer Equipment Corporation and ACS). “Jose Barbosa is stepping down for personal reasons, having served ACS well as CEO for the last eight years and we are grateful for his dedicated service. Looking to the future, we are excited to have Kevin on board. His passion for customer service and technical innovation will only strengthen the 40-year ACS legacy in the years to come.”
“I am excited to be joining the ACS team at this time,” said Sullivan. “ACS has a well-respected place in our industry and I consider it an honor to help lead the company to new heights in serving its customers with the most innovative and reliable software & automation solutions for grid operations management and the future of sustainable energy delivery and use.”
Kevin Sullivan’s leadership and technical expertise includes the areas of Transmission Management Systems, Distribution Management Systems, Network and Substation Automation, Smart Grids, Renewable Energy Integration, Virtual Power Plant integration, Energy Storage applications, and Energy Market Management Systems.