Latest senior hires support utilities and energy companies as they
navigate the energy transition
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 18, 2018--
Navigant (NYSE: NCI) today announced four senior-level industry
professionals have joined the company’s growing global Energy segment.
Ed Batalla, Mark Henderson, Lon Huber, and Maurits Ornstein, are
seasoned energy industry experts who leverage a diverse, international
background to bring clients the cutting-edge strategies they rely on in
today’s evolving energy landscape.
“Ed, Mark, Lon, and Maurits come to our talented team with a wealth of
experience and industry knowledge,” said Jan Vrins, managing director
and leader of Navigant’s global Energy segment. “These additions further
enhance Navigant’s ability to provide our global clientele with the
right strategies and relevant solutions to the unique challenges they
are facing as the energy transformation takes hold.”
Ed Batalla, Director, Miami, Fla.
Batalla’s career spans more than 30 years in the electric utility
industry. Batalla joins Navigant’s Energy segment to focus on delivering
full life cycle solutions to transform energy markets, system operations
and infrastructure, assets, and technologies for a more sustainable,
resilient, and secure energy system. Batalla will assist energy,
utility, and government clients in crafting their smart grid and energy
system transformation strategy and planning, as well as advise and
manage the implementation, leveraging the integration of new
technologies to transform the business and organization. Prior to
consulting, Batalla worked in various business areas within NextEra
Energy, Inc., including Transmission & Distribution, Wind Energy
Development, and Power Generation.
Mark Henderson, Senior Executive Advisor, Toronto
Henderson brings over 15 years of experience in the utility industry to
Navigant. His expertise includes energy strategy development and
execution, utility transformation, change management, mergers and
acquisitions, asset management, grid modernization, and utility
operations. At Navigant, Henderson will focus on assisting utility
clients as they transform their businesses and organizations. Henderson
joins Navigant from a distinguished and award-winning career in the
Ontario, Canada utilities industry, where he served as a CEO, operating
executive, leader of competitive energy services, business and change
agent, and was involved in two of the industry’s largest mergers.
Henderson brings a unique blend of significant executive-level utility
operating experience along with a background in management consulting
and advisory services. In addition to leading utility transformation
initiatives, he also built and managed several nonregulated competitive
businesses and established multiple international new energy technology
Lon Huber, Director, New York
Huber joins Navigant with over 10 years of experience in the energy
industry, spanning the public and private sectors, as well as academia.
Huber will lead Navigant’s North American retail regulatory offering. In
this capacity, he will provide regulatory strategy support, expert
witness testimony, proceeding strategy, and policy solutions on behalf
of Navigant’s clients across the energy sector. Huber is known for his
creative, data-driven solutions to the energy industry’s most pressing
issues. Prior to joining Navigant, Huber led advances in rate design,
RPS modernization, energy storage, distributed energy resources
compensation and ownership, and community solar. He is a thought leader
and speaks regularly at conferences across the country.
Maurits Ornstein, Director, The Hague, Netherlands
Ornstein has a strong track record, applying more than 25 years of
experience as an international corporate executive in the power,
renewables, and automotive sectors. He will focus on energy and utility
clients in the Netherlands as part of Navigant’s Energy segment. He is
seasoned in leading international teams and managing client accounts.
From his early career, he leveraged his engineering background and
executive training to address strategic customer issues in an analytical
consultative selling approach. His focus is on complex problem solving
in which critical thinking and creativity are needed to create value for
multiple stakeholders. Before Ornstein joined Navigant, he was country
director for General Electric and ALSTOM in the Netherlands. He worked
as a corporate leader in business development, strategy, and M&A, and
has a professional network in the power, renewables, grid, process
industry, and financial services sector.
With over 600 consultants, Navigant’s global Energy segment is the
largest energy management consulting team in the industry. We
collaborate with utilities, government and NGOs, industries and large
corporations, product manufacturers, investors, and oil & gas companies
to help them thrive in a rapidly changing energy environment. Our
clients include the world’s 50 largest electric, water, and gas
utilities; the 20 largest independent power generators; and the 20
largest gas distribution and pipeline companies. Navigant’s seasoned
professionals and highly skilled specialists form exceptional teams to
help clients transform their businesses, manage complexity and
accelerate operational performance, meet compliance requirements, and
transform systems and governance to address upcoming changes as the
energy transformation takes hold.
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global
professional services firm that helps clients take control of their
future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge,
substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help
clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a
focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and
significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves
clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries.
Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and
technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp
insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More
information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com.
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