June 14, 2016 03:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global energy and services provider ENGIE has launched the ENGIE brand for its operations in the United States and Canada, reflecting a new strategic direction and regional organization. ENGIE is the succeeding brand for the company’s businesses operating under the GDF SUEZ name.
With customers increasingly looking for clean energy supplies, whether utility scale or decentralized, as well as services that help organizations run their facilities more energy efficiently, ENGIE is taking significant steps to build an even cleaner, more innovative portfolio of energy offerings in North America.
In North America, ENGIE has unified its renewable and natural-gas fired generation, liquefied natural gas (LNG), retail energy supply, and energy services businesses under one umbrella to enhance collaboration among the many service and supply activities it has to offer customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies, utilities, federal, state, provincial, and municipal governments, universities, and individuals.
As part of the new organization, Frank Demaille has been appointed CEO of ENGIE North America Inc. Prior to this role, Frank served as Executive Vice President of ENGIE’s international division of the Energy Services Branch, in charge of its business development and activities in the Pacific, Asia, and the Americas.
Also joining ENGIE’s North American corporate management team are Suthiwong Kongsiri as Chief Financial Officer, André Canguçu as Head of Business Development, and Scott Flippen as Head of Acquisitions, Investments, and Financial Advisory, and Analysis. Suthiwong most recently served as the CFO for ENGIE’s electric utility business in Thailand. André led the company’s Acquisitions, Investments, and Financial Advisory group in Latin America, and Scott served as Performance Control Director for the North American power generation business.
“By uniting our capabilities, we want to work with customers to best suit the way they want to generate and consume energy. We can do this work through development of large or small-scale renewable, natural gas, LNG, or retail energy supply options, through reduced consumption via digital or other means, or a combination,” Frank Demaille said. “We’re excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and look forward to meeting customers’ goals more comprehensively than ever before,” he added.
About ENGIE in North America
ENGIE manages a range of energy businesses in the United States and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution and sales, retail energy sales, and services to help customers run their facilities more efficiently and optimize energy use and expense.
ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).