Ken GeislerVice President, Strategy, Smart Grid Division - North America
Ken Geisler has over 30 years of management and technical experience in defining, designing, developing and implementing large integrated solutions in the energy industry. His background covers real-time analysis, control and integration for systems addressing both operations and planning for transmission and distribution systems, as well as wind generation, substation automation and protection, and distribution automation. Ken has served in various technical, management and executive roles for large international engineering companies.
From 2004-2013 Ken served as chief architect, Smart Grid, Siemens Energy & Automation. In this role he was responsible for solution vision, direction, strategy, definition, design and initial implementations for all areas of EA business, including Smart Grid solutions related to transmission control centers; distribution control centers, distributed energy resources, substation intelligence and automation; distribution automation, demand side management and response; and the overall integrated solution.
Prior to his time with Siemens, Ken was president, CEO and chairman of the board of Configured Energy Systems Inc. from 1991-2004. He was responsible for the vision, direction, strategy, operations, financial performance and management of the executive team. While in this role, he grew the company from 2 to 150 people with $17 million in annual revenues, brought in venture investment to support growth and drove the company to become the largest outage management solution provider in the market during that period.
Ken earned a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.