Utility communications network developer Tantalus Systems Corp. has announced the appointment of Mike Tabbert to the position of Vice President, Sales.  

Tabbert succeeds Eric Murray who was promoted to President in June 2008, and will continue to emphasize Tantalus' commitment to providing its customers with innovative solutions for advanced metering, demand response and distribution automation.

Previously Tabbert was with Elster Integrated Solutions, where he held the position of Director of Strategic Accounts. He has also held senior positions with utilities such as Detroit Edison, Portland General Electric and Southwest Gas, and his experience encompasses consulting engagements with Deloitte & Touche, market research efforts for EPRI, and system software development with Indus, SPL WorldGroup, and Severn Trent Systems.

Tabbert has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and an MBA from Wayne State University in Detroit, and has taught extensively on business subjects at several large universities, including Arizona State University. He is based in Phoenix, Arizona.