AUSTIN, Texas – February 1, 2016 – ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for C&I, microgrid and utility applications, announced today it has hired Mike Grunow to serve as Vice President of Marketing. Grunow joins ViZn as the company expands to meet rapid global adoption of its energy storage solutions.
“I am delighted to join ViZn because they offer best-in-class performance and value,” said Grunow. “ViZn’s batteries are the most versatile, safe and economical options for developers and utilities. This new position will enable me to build upon the excellent work the team at ViZn has done developing a product that meets and exceeds the needs of the rapidly growing energy storage market.”
Grunow is a seasoned commercial executive whose career encompasses over 15 years of commercial sales and marketing experience in global wind and solar energy markets. Most recently, Grunow served as the Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Moventas where he worked with the world’s largest utilities to enhance the profitability of their existing wind energy fleets. Prior to that, Grunow served as the Vice President of Marketing for the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, Trina Solar. Early in his career, Grunow was a Product Line Manager for General Electric’s renewable energy power generation division.
“Cost effective large-scale storage creates value for businesses and utilities in many ways. The massive deployments of wind and solar are significant drivers of ViZn’s growth and Mike has the experience to take our world-class solution to global markets,” said ViZn CEO Ron Van Dell. “ViZn’s systems uniquely meet the diverse power and energy needs of the energy storage markets and they do so with a safer, non-toxic technology that avoids the fire, health and environmental risks associated with battery technologies widely in use today.”