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Experience driving manufacturing and supply chain improvements at global industrial companies supports Fluence’s global growth strategy and lower total cost of ownership for customers.
Arlington, Va. – May 20, 2021 – Fluence, a Siemens and AES company, today announced that Carol Couch will join the company as vice president of operations support & services to lead Fluence’s strategic development of manufacturing and supply chain expansion for the global utility and commercial & industrial (C&I) energy storage markets. Couch joins the company after a year of significant growth, which included launching Fluence’s sixth-generation technology, the acquisition of AMS, announcing a committed investment from the Qatar Investment Authority and collaborating on a technology co-development agreement with European battery manufacturer Northvolt.
“The global energy storage industry is at an inflection point. Carol’s proven track record of reducing manufacturing and supply chain costs and improving time to market will support Fluence’s continued growth and leadership as we work to lower total cost of ownership and deliver the best products, technology and services to customers around the world,” said Fluence CEO Manuel Perez Dubuc.
Couch brings 25 years of leadership experience in manufacturing and supply chain optimization, working with many of the world’s largest contract manufacturers and suppliers to drive the best total cost of ownership throughout the value chain. Before joining Fluence, Couch was VP of supply chain operations at Itron, where she digitized the company’s supply chain and implemented machine learning methodologies to improve efficiency and predictability. Prior to Itron, she was COO and member of the board of directors at DataLogic. Before that, Couch served as vice president of Hewlett Packard’s EG AMS manufacturing and supply chain operations, vice president of global supply chain & order fulfillment operations at Intermec Technologies, and senior vice president of worldwide operations at Plasmon, Inc. Couch holds a dual BSc in information management and finance with a minor in psychology and an MBA in supply chain, manufacturing, and operations management from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
“I’m excited to join Fluence at a time of rapid expansion for both the company and the industry,” said Couch. “Streamlining our global manufacturing, supply chain and operations processes will help increase efficiency and lower costs for customers, which supports our overall mission to transform the way we power our world for a more sustainable future.”
Fluence, a Siemens and AES company, is helping drive the global energy transition with grid-scale technology, products, and services that help customers maximize the value and performance of single projects or entire portfolios of assets. Fluence delivers energy storage and bidding optimization software products and engineering, delivery, and operational services to customers globally. The company has nearly 6 GW of storage and optimized bidding assets in operation or contracted in 29 markets.
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