LineVision Announces New Board Members
Leading grid enhancing technology provider’s three new board members span climate policy, finance, and energy sectors
BOSTON, Mass., January 24, 2022: LineVision, Inc., the world’s leading provider of overhead line monitoring for electric utilities, today announced that it has appointed Phil Giudice, Kevin Kimsa, and Francis O’Sullivan to its Board of Directors.
"The directors and I are thrilled to welcome Phil, Kevin and Frank to the LineVision Board," said Hudson Gilmer, CEO and co-founder of LineVision. “They bring a wealth of industry experience, business leadership and wisdom, and share our deep commitment to accelerating the transition to a net-zero grid.”
Phil Giudice has five decades experience in the energy industry as a geologist, consultant, entrepreneur, executive, board director and energy official in state and federal roles. Most recently, Phil served as Special Assistant to the President for Climate Policy during the startup of the Biden- Harris administration. Phil is the Board Chair for FirstLight and served as board member for the Northeast Clean Energy Council, Prime Coalition, Clean Air Task Force and was Massachusetts Energy Undersecretary and Commissioner. Phil led, help lead and served on Boards of lead energy innovation startups including Ambri (formerly Liquid Metal Battery Corporation), EnerNOC (now EnelX), FirstFuel (now Uplight), and Nexus (now Aclara).
Kevin Kimsa is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Climate Innovation Capital, a venture capital firm focused on growth equity opportunities in the Climatech sector, with an overarching mandate to decarbonize the economy. Prior to his work with Climate Innovation Capital, Mr. Kimsa served as General Partner of ScaleUP Ventures, a $106M fund targeting Series Seed and Series A investments in SaaS-based B-to-B opportunities. In April of 2003, the Globe & Mail named Mr. Kimsa a Top 40 Under 40 in its Report on Business Magazine and in 2006, Mr. Kimsa was awarded the designation of Top 10 of the 400 award winners of the decade.
Francis O’Sullivan is Managing Director for S2G Ventures where he oversees the fund’s Clean Energy investments. Previously, Frank was a Senior Vice President and Head of Onshore Strategy for Ørsted, one of the world’s leading renewable energy developers. Prior to Ørsted, Frank was Director of Research for the MIT Energy Initiative and Co-Director of the MIT Electric Power System Center where he led the research agenda of one of the world’s leading energy and sustainability-focused academic research initiatives. Frank has previously served as a member of the U.S. National Academies’ Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability. He is a Distinguished Associate with the Energy Futures Initiative.
LineVision provides electric utilities with the real-time monitoring and analytics needed to accelerate the net zero grid. LineVision’s patented non-contact sensors collect critical information to unlock additional capacity on existing lines, provide insight into conductor health, and detect anomalies and risks. LineVision’s platform is rapidly deployed at scale without the need for scheduled outages, live line work, or specialized installation equipment. LineVision is helping our utility partners around the world lead the energy transition by increasing the capacity, resilience, and safety of the grid. For more information, visit www.LineVisionInc.com, or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.