Trilliant Incorporated (Trilliant) has appointed Andrew C. White (Andy) as president and chief executive officer, effective March 6, 2009. Andy succeeds Bill Vogel, founder and previous CEO, who has been appointed to a new role as senior vice president (SVP) of strategic development. Andy has joined the company from General Electric and has 30 years of experience across the global energy industry.

Andy has started his career at GE Mobile Radio as an engineer for Europe, Africa and Middle East operations. His first assignments were managing the installation and commissioning of communications, controls, and SCADA systems for the power grids inside the Congo and Egypt. In 1994, Andy assumed his first major executive position, as general manager for GE Energy Services, Asia Pacific, based in Singapore and then Hong Kong. He became a GE corporate officer in 2002, and was appointed as president and CEO of GE Nuclear Energy. His most recent role was president and CEO of GE New Energy Ventures. Andy has served on 12 boards and as an advisor to two leading universities. He is currently the chairman of the World Nuclear Association.

The transition to an information-enabled grid is part of a dramatic change in the global energy industry. Smart Grid deployments represent a substantial investment in time, capital and resources. Our customers expect world class technology, quality and service and we are committed to delivering all of these, said White. I was attracted to Trilliant because of its financial strength, technology prowess, and leadership position in the Smart Grid industry. With over one million units in the field and the financial resources that accompany that scale of business, Trilliant is in a great position to rapidly extend the company’s leading market and product position.

We’re excited that a leader with Andy’s considerable experience has validated what we in the Smart Grid industry have known for some time: the future of the Smart Grid is now, said Bill Vogel, Trilliant’s founder. Trilliant has grown into one of the leaders in the Smart Grid arena and the addition of a CEO with Andy’s depth and experience will help us accelerate our growth while maintaining a sharp focus on exceeding our customers’ expectations.

Trilliant is a US based provider of intelligent network solutions and software to utilities for advanced metering, demand response, and Smart Grid management.