EUTC Appoints New Chairman and Vice Chair

Frankfurt, 28 September 2016 At the annual meeting of the European Utilities Telecom Council (EUTC) taking place in Frankfurt this week, the Board of Directors approved new officers for 2017.

Outgoing Chairman, Miguel Angel Sanchez Fornié, has been instrumental in the creation and development of EUTC. He has been a strong facilitator of the Utilities and Telecom dialogue in Europe, and the EUTC community is extremely grateful for his outstanding commitment and dedication to the organization. Miguel Angel Sanchez Fornié will officially pass the gavel to Dr. Andreas Breuer on January 1, 2017. “Miguel’s passion for the utilities telecom growth in Europe has driven many successes for EUTC,” said Dr. Breuer. “We have been fortunate to have his leadership and dedication for so many years and we would not be sitting here today if it were not for Miguel.”

Within innogy, Dr. Andreas Breuer has the role as Vice President of New Technologies/Projects at innogy S.E. in Essen (Germany).*

“I am excited to build on the foundation of EUTC and to help our members reach their telecom and innovation goals,” said Dr. Breuer. “Utilities in Europe have many opportunities and many challenges ahead and EUTC‘s goal is to help our members meet the challenges and receive benefits of the opportunities.”

Additionally, the Board unanimously elected Aurelio Blanquet from EDP (Portugal) as the Vice Chair. Aurelio Blanquet is Director of Automation and Telecommunications in EDP Distribuição, the Portuguese DSO, with the responsibility for Substation and Distribution Automation, Telecommunications and Cyber Security of Critical Information Infrastructures. He is also the Chair of the EE-ISAC, member of Prime Alliance Board of Directors and Eurelectric WG ADSM (Active Distribution System Management).

About EUTC

The European Utilities Telecom Council (EUTC) is the leading European Utilities trade association dedicated to informing its members and influencing policies on how telecommunication solutions and associated challenges can support the future smart infrastructures and the related policy objectives through the use of innovative technologies, processes, business insights and professional people. This is combined with sharing best practices and learning from across the EUTC and the UTC global organization of telecommunication professionals within the field of utilities and other critical infrastructure environments and associated stakeholders. www.utc.org

*For further information, see http://utc.org/europe/eutc2016-programme/ (click “Speakers, Andreas Breuer”)

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