September 8, 2008

Trilliant Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Trilliant Incorporated, the leader in delivering intelligent networks that power the Smart Grid, today announced that it has named Susanna Kass as Chief Operating Officer. Kass, a seasoned corporate and strategic planning and international business executive, brings over 25 years in networking and infrastructure data center global operations experience to this newly-created role.

"Our appointment of Susanna reinforces Trilliant's commitment to responsive customer operations through unified sales, marketing, field, and information service delivery," said Bill Vogel, Chief Executive Officer at Trilliant. "Susanna will manage North America as well as international business groups as regionally centered business operations are established in a global Smart Grid market. She brings a wealth of domain knowledge, a track record of customer satisfaction, and global market expertise that will accelerate Trilliant's business over the next decade."

During her career, Kass was the COO for eBay International, launching eBay into international markets. She has also held senior corporate, product marketing, and worldwide business operations positions at Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard. Her experience includes management of the design and implementation of grid computing and data center utility computing customer deployments with worldwide strategic partners such as telecommunications providers, service operators, and wireless carriers.

Kass is an honorary founding member of the Asian Women Leadership Forum, and was formerly the chair for the Chinese Software Professional Association. She holds a Graduate School of Business Degree for Executives from Stanford University, an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, and a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Business Administration Marketing from San Diego State University. A passionate environmentalist, Kass participates in numerous environmental communities to promote environmental protection and energy security. Her special interest area is to overcome human behavioral and technology adoption barriers and influence public and private market policies to accelerate the adoption of safe and economically energy efficient solutions.

"According to the Precourt Institute of Energy Efficiency at Stanford University, we currently use about 100 quads of energy in the United States, 85 of which are fossil fuels whose consumption releases greenhouse gases," said Kass. "Smart Grids deliver the promise of economical reduction in energy use. Trilliant is well-positioned to deliver Smart Grid intelligent networks to the utility industry and Smart City communities. As Trilliant continues to deliver high value to the North American market, I look forward to expanding those best practices to new clients in the global market."

About Trilliant Incorporated

Trilliant is a leader in delivering intelligent networks that enable the transition to the Smart Grid. Trilliant offers a combination of hardware, software and services that serve as the nervous system of the Smart Grid. Since its founding in 1985, the company has been a leading innovator in the delivery and implementation of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), demand response, and grid management solutions. Trilliant also offers installation, program management and meter revenue cycle services. Trilliant focuses on providing an array of flexible and robust options for utility companies, ranging from meter, network and IT infrastructures to full or hybrid outsource models. Trilliant has more than 100 utility customers including Duke Energy, E.ON US (Louisville Gas & Electric), Hydro One, Hydro Quebec, Jamaica Public Service Company Limited, Milton Hydro, Northeast Utilities, PowerStream, Public Service Electric & Gas, San Diego Gas & Electric, Toronto Hydro Electric System Ltd., and Union Gas. The company is privately owned. For more information please visit

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