Kema logoHugo van Nispen has been appointed president of KEMA Inc., a global energy consulting and testing and certification firm. Mr. van Nispen will lead a new phase in KEMA's growth strategy to further position KEMA as a leader in utility consulting services.

Mr. van Nispen first joined KEMA in 2003 and built a successful practice leading KEMA clients through comprehensive plans to optimize operations and reduce costs. His 20 years of management consulting expertise have helped strengthen KEMA's ability to integrate deep technical and functional capabilities with management expertise and position the firm as a leading provider of solutions that deliver profitable, reliable and sustainable results.

With the focus for many utilities on building for the future, van Nispen's cross-functional experience will be invaluable in bringing together the right mix of expertise to help utilities make complex decisions. In the year ahead, van Nispen will focus on further integrating KEMA's comprehensive range of expertise in three key areas: smart grid and advanced metering services, sustainable energy practices, and asset management.