The global technology company Selex
ES of Finmeccanica announces that it has hired smart
grid energy expert, Bruce Sher, to head its Smart Buildings Division and
sales for its new Di-BOSS™
digital building operating system.
"Bruce is an outstanding addition to the U.S. Smart Buildings
team," says Bill Nieuwkerk, CEO of Selex ES' North American subsidiary.
"His expertise in energy management and smart grid technology will help
optimize Di-BOSS placements to provide smarter, more collaborative
approaches to building energy management."
Sher joins Selex ES from Weston where he led the team responsible
for integrated energy management and environmental solutions. He has
over 25 years ofexperience on the utility and customer sides of the
meter including substantial experience with building control systems. He
was also involved with two smart grid start-up ventures. Sher became an
AEE Certified Energy Manager in 1985 and holds a B.S. in Biophysics from
the University of Michigan and an M.S. in Energy Management and Policy
from the University of Pennsylvania.
The Di-BOSS system, a joint development of Selex ES, Rudin
Management, one of the largest privately held property
management companies in NYC, and Columbia
University's School of Engineering and Applied Science,
is an entirely new kind of digital building operating system solution.
Di-BOSS integrates a building's systems into one easy-to-use, cockpit
style dashboard interface that provides building managers with real
time, occupancy-driven data and forecasts to support optimal scheduling
and operating decisions. Energy usage is visible by tenant, helping them
better control their energy consumption patterns.
Rudin piloted the Di-BOSS™ system in two of its largest NYC
commercial properties. Based on documented energy savings, Rudin will
deploy Di-BOSS in 14 additional buildings. "Bruce will ensure that
Di-BOSS customers take advantage of the system's many benefits to save
both energy and money," said Gene Boniberger, Rudin's SVP Operations.
Columbia's Dr. Roger Anderson adds, "Bruce's smart grid credentials are
exemplary and Di-BOSS customers will profit substantially from his
"Di-BOSS will accelerate smart grid engineering benefits and
result in optimization strategies and cost savings for building managers
and tenants," says Sher. "We will work closely with Rudin and Columbia,
establish partnerships with building system vendors and expand our
customer base. Di-BOSS's launch generated significant interest in the
market and I look forward capitalizing on it."
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