Vivint Welcomes Richard Guerra as the VP of Operations for Smart Grid Division

Vivint, a home automation company, has hired Richard Guerra as vice president of operations for the company’s Smart Grid Solutions division.

In this position, Guerra will be responsible for developing strategy and logistics for the division’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Advanced Grid Infrastructure (AGI). Among other duties, Guerra is charged with:

Establishing a training center for the mass deployment of electric, water and gas smart metering devices, including: AMI LAN and WAN networks, home area networks, home security systems, load control devices and AGI nodes;

Establishing and developing an organization of highly qualified subject matter experts to train future deployment and field personnel;

Developing relationships with AMI and AGI vendors and;

Developing innovative approaches for the mass deployment of Smart Grid Infrastructure.

Guerra brings more than 30 years experience working in the utility industry and holds a degree in electrical engineering technology. Before joining Vivint, he was director of field services for Elster Solutions, one of the leading vendors of AMI and SmartGrid technology, where he was responsible for developing training and support of AMI deployment of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). Prior to Elster, Guerra, served as manager of field services for Hunt Power, where he developed and managed a technical support program for commercial and industrial energy users. While at Hunt Power, he worked on an initiative in Mexico to develop strategies to deploy sub-metering solutions to large industrial customers throughout the country. Following the success of that project, Guerra led a team in developing a metering product that allowed collection of energy data from interval meters via low earth orbiting communication satellites.

Vivint entered the smart grid market in December 2010 with the purchase of Meter Solutions, an established industry leader with more than 13 years of operational expertise. In addition to providing security and home automation to consumers, Vivint offers energy management products and services that work intelligently with utilities, providing additional energy savings for customers. Vivint’s fully certified technicians enable the company’s Smart Grid Solutions division to provide product and integration support that enhances convenience for users, while boosting energy efficiency.


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