Schneider Electric has announced the appointment of Santiago Perez as senior vice president, solutions & Services, in the U.S.

According to the International Energy Agency, electricity consumption is expected to increase by 80% in the next 25 years — twice as fast as all other energy consumption. With many assets aged 50 years or more, electrical infrastructure today is increasingly unreliable, unsafe, inefficient and unable to meet the demands of the new energy landscape.

Perez will help Schneider Electric customers realize the benefits of EcoStruxure™, the company’s open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. EcoStruxure delivers enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity for customers. It leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver innovation at every level. This includes connected products, edge control, apps, analytics, and services. EcoStruxure is deployed in 450,000+ installations, with the support of 9,000 system integrators, connecting over 1 billion devices.

In his new role, Perez oversees the Solution & Execution organization and delivery of exceptional customer experience across Schneider Electric’s North American business. He is also responsible for providing vision, leadership, and strategic direction to accelerate growth of the Field Services business. Additionally, Perez leads the sales and execution teams for Strategic Accounts in North America, including key customers in the oil & gas; mining, minerals & metal; electric utilities; food & beverage; automotive; government; water/waste water; hotel; retail; health care, and life sciences segments.

Perez joins Schneider Electric after 17 years at Johnson Controls, where he served most recently as vice president & general manager, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, building efficiency. He also served in general management, sales management, and marketing management roles at Thermo Fisher Scientific and United Technologies. Perez holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Perez is located in Miami.