Silver Spring Networks, Inc., a developer of software and networking platforms for major utilities, yesterday announced that Michael Bell has been appointed president and CEO of the organization. He will also serve as a member of the board of directors.
Bell brings extensive leadership and technology experience to Silver Spring, having previously held product development and leadership roles at Intel, Palm and Apple.
"I am thrilled to be joining the team at Silver Spring Networks, a company at the very heart of many of today’s most important technology initiatives. Smart utility networks, smart cities and the broader Internet of Things opportunity – these are the forces shaping the world around us,” said Bell. “I look forward to leading the next phase of growth for the company.”
Scott Lang will also transition to the role of executive chairman for the company.
“Silver Spring is in the strongest position in the company’s history. With more than 21.5 million critical infrastructure devices connected across five continents, we are helping deliver enormous benefits for the world’s leading utilities, cities, their citizens and the planet at large,” said Lang. “As we accelerate our innovations for utilities, smart cities and additional emerging markets, Mike’s proven track record makes him ideally suited to lead Silver Spring in our next phase of growth. I look forward to working with Mike as we continue to fulfill the Silver Spring vision.”