May 27, 2021: Siemens and AES company Fluence on May 20 said it had appointed Carol Couch as vice president of support & services.
Couch, whose academic and professional background is predominantly in manufacturing and supply chain operations, joins Fluence from Itron, which provides international technology for smart operations within utilities, such as smart grids, smart water and smart gas devices.
Previous employments include time at Datalogic, Hewlett Packard, Intermec Technologies and Agilent Technologies.
Fluence said: “Couch will lead Fluence’s strategic development of manufacturing and supply chain expansion for the global utility and commercial and industrial energy storage markets.”
“Streamlining our global manufacturing, supply chain and operations processes will help increase efficiency and lower costs for customers, which supports our overall mission to transform the way we power our world for a more sustainable future,” said Couch.
Fluence was announced in 2017 and set up in 2018, when tech giants Siemens and AES Energy formed a joint venture to ‘offer both large and small customers the full gamut of proven, state-of-the-art energy storage solutions in over 160 countries’.
“This will accelerate the integration of renewables into the energy network of tomorrow,” AES president and CEO Andrés Gluski said at the time.
Since then the company has announced a raft of energy storage projects across the world, including in Germany and the US.