Landis+Gyr Appoints Heath Thompson to Role of Chief Technology Officer
September 2, 2009 – Mr. Thompson joins Landis+Gyr’s North American Executive team, reporting directly to Richard Mora, CEO of Landis+Gyr North America. Mora stated, “Heath will play a vital role as we continue to strengthen and secure our smart grid technology. His extensive experience in product development, coupled with his deep knowledge of security systems, makes him an excellent addition to our executive team.”
Mr. Thompson added, “It is an exciting time to be joining Landis+Gyr. There is great opportunity in the energy management and utilities space. I’m excited to offer my systems and software experience to this industry, and I look forward to bringing real value and new products to our customers and energy consumers across the country.”
Prior to joining Landis+Gyr, Mr. Thompson most recently ran the global development organization for Internet Security Systems (ISS), which was acquired by IBM in 2006. With ISS, and then IBM, Thompson was a key member of the strategy team, oversaw development for all functional areas of products and services for IBM ISS, and managed the X-Force Advanced R&D team. During his tenure at ISS and IBM, Thompson launched the Proventia family of security products, built up India development operations for the company in just six months, and helped drive the integration of ISS within IBM, including portfolio integration with other IBM brands, such as Rational, Tivoli, and Lotus.
Mr. Thompson holds an M.S. in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Tech, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Emory University. An Atlanta native and resident, Mr. Thomson sits on the Industry Advisory Board for the Georgia Tech Information Security Center and is on the advisory board for Kaneva, Inc.
Landis+Gyr is the leading provider of integrated energy management solutions tailored to energy company needs. With a global presence and a reputation for quality and innovation, Landis+Gyr is unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.25 billion, Landis+Gyr operates in more than 30 countries across five continents, and employs over 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. For more information about Landis+Gyr, please visit the corporate website at www.landisgyr.com.