SMA is continuing to expand its presence in the strategically important Australian market

SMA is continuing to expand its presence in the strategically important Australian market

SMA is continuing to expand its presence in the strategically important Australian market with the appointment of a new Managing Director APAC, Doris Spielthenner and a new Director Home, Commercial and Industrial, Patrick Duignan.

Spielthenner and Duignan join Joshua Birmingham, Director Large Scale & Project Solutions - Australia and Shannon Fuller, Director Finance - APAC, to complete the Australian Management team. Together the team will strenghten the present path and continue the SMA success story in Australia.

Doris Spielthenner brings to SMA Australia more than 15 years executive management experience with a distinguished track record of innovation, digital transformation, and a deep knowledge of business development and strategy. Spielthenner’s empathetic leadership style, professional background and extensive international experience will support SMA Australia realize the company’s long term strategic goals.

“I am convinced of the high quality and innovative power of SMA, and I am excited about the opportunity to further the brand’s presence in the Australian renewable energy market,” said the new Managing Director. “I look forward to working with the team on establishing SMA as a customer focused solution provider in Australia and the positioning of SMA as a sustainable and innovative energy transition company.”

Patrick Duignan has over 10 years of experience in the Solar and renewable energy industry and has been in senior roles for module, inverter and battery storage companies. Patrick has a strong focus on developing authentic relationships with key partners in the solar market with the goal to have mutually beneficial outcomes. He comes with a wealth of experience in developing and executing successful growth strategies in a very competitive market. “I am excited to re-join SMA Australia with its strong reputation for technology innovation, great customers and solid partnerships,” said Duignan. Innovations from SMA have shaped the success of the energy transition for over 40 years and I look forward to being part of SMA’s journey to make renewable energy accessible to everyone.”

SMA has had a presence in Australia for over 20 years and offers solutions for centralised and decentralised PV power plants as well as for residential PV applications and PV hybrid projects. The local team consists of over 75 skilled engineering, sales, marketing and service staff to offer the best solutions for home, business and large-scale applications. SMA experts provide support with planning and design, engineering and project management as well as installation and commissioning.

About SMA
As a leading global specialist in photovoltaic and storage system technology, the SMA Group is setting the standards today for the decentralized and renewable energy supply of tomorrow. SMA’s portfolio contains a wide range of efficient PV and battery inverters, holistic system solutions for PV and battery-storage systems of all power classes, intelligent energy management systems and charging solutions for electric vehicles and power-to-gas applications. Digital energy services as well as extensive services up to and including operation and maintenance services for PV power plants round off SMA’s range. SMA inverters with a total output of approximately 110 gigawatts have been installed in more than 190 countries worldwide. SMA’s multi-award-winning technology is protected by approximately 1,700 patents and utility models. Since 2008, the Group’s parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and is listed on the SDAX index.

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