Gary Simon

Gary Simon


President and Chief Executive Officer

Gary Simon has a broad-ranging 33-year career that includes Fortune 500 companies, small start-up businesses, and consulting to major energy companies.

Prior to Acumentrics, Gary was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Northeast Utilities, where he had responsibility for corporate R&D as well as for business planning and strategic M&A transactions. In that position, Gary had a major role in over $2.5 billion of transactions, was the head of corporate venture investing, and was a member of the senior management committee. He was responsible for analysis of markets, competitors, new business ventures, acquisition targets and business unit performance. Previously, Gary was Senior Director and head of the Global Power Practice for Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) for nine years, where he provided advice on the future directions of the industry and the sources of strategic advantage, including the emergence of new technologies. Earlier, Gary was Vice President of sales and marketing for El Paso Natural Gas Company. Gary also served four years as the head of forecasting and planning for the California Energy Commission and five years as senior consultant to the energy committees of the California State Assembly. Gary has a master’s degree from the University of California, Davis, and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.

Gary also serves as President of Sigma Energy Group, a clean technology investment and advisory firm. He is a board member of Capstone Turbine, SmartPower, and Rentricity, as well as the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance, and the McCllellan Technology Incubator.

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