Alexandria, Va.– Avineon, Inc. (www.avineon.com), a successful provider of IT, geospatial, engineering and program management solutions, today announced the appointment of Ted Grillo as Business Development Executive for its Commercial Systems Division. With more than 25 years experience in operations, project management, and sales, Grillo will lead Avineon’s business development efforts for geographic information system (GIS) services in the public and energy utility sector. In his new position, Grillo will seek out new opportunities for Avineon to grow its business and will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with electric, gas, water, and wastewater utility clients.
“We value the breadth of experience and knowledge that Ted brings to Avineon,” said Gary Wilkison, Senior Vice President of Commercial Systems with Avineon. “His exceptional sales track record will be an asset to our company, and I look forward to working with him to advance Avineon’s growth objectives in GIS.”
Grillo draws upon an impressive sales management background gained through his previous employment with AGRA Baymont, a provider of GIS services acquired by Avineon in 2002. As a Sales Manager and Project Manager at Baymont he successfully bid, won, and managed several multimillion-dollar projects for major utilities such as Commonwealth Gas in Massachusetts, Michigan Consolidated Gas Co., Consumers Energy, Kansas City Power & Light, and Southern California Gas.
“I am proud to be joining the Avineon team and am eager to help the company capitalize on the traction and demonstrated interest for Avineon’s comprehensive service offerings,” said Grillo.
Grillo holds a Bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. He is a member of and regular conference speaker for the Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA), Project Management Institute (PMI), American Water Works Association (AWWA), and Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (URISA).