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DNV GL Hires Energy, Utilities Managers

May 17, 2019

  • Elizabeth Kaiga (Photo: DNV GL)
  • John Costello (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL announced on Friday it has added two new key account managers for Energy North America. Elizabeth Kaiga will work with a wide range of accounts that include utilities, renewable developers, financial organizations and large corporations, all with a focus on renewable energy, while John Costello will focus on the utility industry in the U.S.

“Elizabeth and John will lead account teams to expand and strengthen relationships with customers and enhance the services that DNV GL is delivering, both for our core customers and for new customers,” said Richard S. Barnes, Executive Vice President for Energy North America. “As the energy transition intensifies, the companies that are the key drivers will require more of DNV GL’s expertise in understanding evolving markets and technologies so they can make accurate strategic decisions”

Kaiga has spent nearly two decades in the energy sector, with a focus on developing and implementing innovative industry growth and client development strategies, for national and global professional service firms. Most recently she led business and practice development initiatives for the National Renewable Energy Practice at CohnReznick LLP. Her experience in the energy industry will allow her to help our customers succeed in the energy transition, DNV GL said.

Previously she held similar positions within the Energy & Utilities Practice at Marsh & McLennan, Arthur Andersen LLP, and ICF Consulting. She also serves on the Board of Directors for WRISE (Women of Renewable Industries & Sustainable Energy), and is a strong supporter of diversity and inclusion. She also serves on the Core Education Committee for Solar Power International, the leading solar power industry conference in the U.S.

Costello has more than 30 years in the energy and utilities field. He has worked in a variety of positions over the years including managing domestic and global sales teams with companies including Eversource Energy, ABB, Flex, and Bureau Veritas prior to joining the DNV GL team. He has experience with distributed energy resources, smart energy grids, energy markets, renewable generation, energy storage, energy efficiency, demand side management, microgrids, and contract manufacturing.

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