Storm Sustainability appoints new CEO

Storm Sustainability Ltd Chairman, Grant Griffiths, today announced the appointment of Jeremy (Jerry) V Gross to the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Currently CEO, North America and Group Manager Sales, Marketing & IT, and based in California, USA, Gross will return from the US to lead Storm’s global business commencing in the role on 22 May 2009.

“This is an important appointment given Storm’s recent expansion in the US and our leadership with environmental monitoring technologies,” Griffiths said.

“I am very pleased to make this appointment that brings a wealth of knowledge, particularly in global leadership, strategic marketing and technology, to Storm.

 “Jerry will be responsible for steering Storm as a global entity, and positioning Storm as a thought leader in critical environmental and sustainability solutions.

Prior to joining Storm, Gross 51, was Senior Vice President of Product Management and Development at Intuit Corporation in Silicon Valley, California. Gross had responsibility for the customer experience design, engineering, architecture and quality assurance of TurboTax as well as all financial institution products. He also previously served as Group Executive IT & Operations at Westpac Banking Corporation in Sydney, where he was responsible for the transformation of Westpac’s online businesses and back-office operations.

An Australian originally from Melbourne, Gross has over 25 years of business leadership, technology and e-commerce experience having been both a CIO, executive general manager and consultant in global Fortune 100 corporations.

Gross will be based in Melbourne and will divide his time between Australia and the United States.

Outgoing CEO Stephen Webster has led the business from infancy and its specialisation on rainwater harvesting to its current broader strategic focus on water, solar and monitoring as well as extending its geographic reach to the United States.

“The Company expresses its appreciation to Stephen for his efforts and wishes him success in his new venture,” Griffiths said.

Webster will join the company’s advisory group and provide strategic advice.

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