Trilliant Incorporated has appointed Susanna Kass as the new chief operating officer.


The Smart Grid firm has appointed Kass in order to unify and lead the company's global business operations.


Bill Vogel, chief executive officer, said: “Susanna will manage North America as well as international business groups as regionally centered business operations are established in a global Smart Grid market. She brings a wealth of domain knowledge, a track record of customer satisfaction, and global market expertise that will accelerate Trilliant's business over the next decade.


Kass said: “According to the Precourt Institute of Energy Efficiency at Stanford University, we currently use about 100 quads of energy in the United States, 85 of which are fossil fuels whose consumption releases greenhouse gases. Smart Grids deliver the promise of economical reduction in energy use. Trilliant is well-positioned to deliver Smart Grid intelligent networks to the utility industry and Smart City communities."


Kass was previously the COO for eBay International and has held senior corporate, product marketing and worldwide business operations positions at Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard.