Pull Up a Chair

Former Siemens CEO will head up board at utilities efficiency company

Eric Spiegel, the former Siemens CEO and noted STEM program supporter, has been appointed the new chair of Clearesult’s board of directors. The Austin, Tex.-based energy efficiency company, which works closely with utilities, announced the appointment in a press release Tuesday.

Eric Spiegel will take on a new challenge. —Twitter photo

Spiegel has an impressive resume in and out of the office. He was the driving force behind investments in Ohio’s Mahoning Valley, where he visited Youngstown State University in 2013 to announce a $440 million in-kind grant from Siemens for the university’s STEM College, one of largest Siemens has ever given. At the time, Cynthia Anderson, who then was YSU president, said the software placed the university “at the global forefront of both industry and academia,” Virginia Shank of the Warren (OH) Tribune Chronicle reported in February. A similar grant—$357 million—was given to Clemson University’s engineering, computing, and applied sciences programs in November of last year. 

Spiegel also co-authored a book in 2009: Energy Shift: Game-changing Options for Fueling the Future. Of his 25 years of corporate experience, much of it is specialized in the energy and industrial sectors. He is regarded by some as an expert on the global energy industry.

“I’m pleased to welcome Eric as our new chair of Clearesult’s board of directors. He brings exceptional growth-oriented, strategic leadership and industry experience,” said Aziz Virani, Clearesult CEO, president and board member. “Eric’s vast amount of knowledge and expertise in this industry will be a great asset to our board of directors, and I am confident that he will continue to further the company’s mission to change the way people use energy.”

“I’m honored to lead Clearesult’s board, working to better serve its clients and build upon its vision,” Spiegel said in Tuesday’s press release. “I look forward to partnering with Clearesult’s board members to advance energy efficiency and accelerate innovations that empower utilities and their customers to fully realize the value of their energy solutions.”

As president and CEO of Siemens USA, Mr. Spiegel oversaw the U.S. side of one of the world’s largest producers of energy efficient technologies, and was focused on growing the business in the company’s largest market. A 25-year industry veteran, he previously held global consulting roles with companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton, providing strategic guidance to complex organizations in the oil and gas, power, chemical, water, industrial and automotive fields.

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