GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA appoints Graham Leith as VP of Sales

HOUSTON, 18-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, one of the nation’s largest competitive retail electricity providers to commercial, industrial, and institutional customers, announced that Graham Leith has been named Vice President of Sales for the company.

Leith has an extensive background in retail energy markets and brings more than two decades of experience to his role at GDF SUEZ Energy Resources. He is skilled in developing and executing growth strategies for the North American, British, and Canadian energy markets, and has held a wide range of leadership positions in sales, marketing, operations, and risk management for a number of notable companies.

Sam Henry, President and CEO of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, said Leith’s depth of knowledge and deep roots in the retail energy sector make him a strong addition to the company’s leadership team.

“Graham has spent the bulk of his career in retail energy, building a diverse background and a broad understanding of virtually every functional area of the business,” explained Henry. “That knowledge – combined with his extensive insight into the issues impacting deregulated markets – will play a valuable role in driving our strategic plans for growth. We’re excited to have him on board.”

Prior to joining GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, Leith served as the Chief Risk Officer and Vice President & General Manager, Commercial Energy Sales at AEP Energy. His background also includes senior positions with Direct Energy, British Gas, Ontario Power Generation Inc., and Photowatt Solar in both Canada and the United Kingdom.

Leith earned a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. He earned his undergraduate business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University also in Ontario, Canada.

About GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA is one of the largest non-residential retail electricity suppliers in the U.S. and currently serves commercial, industrial, and institutional customers in 12 markets: Delaware, Texas, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. The company serves more than 60,000 accounts for customers having a peak demand ranging from 50 KW to more than 200 MW, with an estimated peak load totaling nearly 10,000 MW.

For more about GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, visit www.gdfsuezenergyresources.com or call 1-866-999-8374. Follow GDF SUEZ Energy Resources on LinkedIn, Twitter:@GDFSUEZEnergy, and Facebook. GDF SUEZ Energy Resources is a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ Energy North America, which manages a range of energy businesses in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution and sales, and retail energy sales and related services to commercial and industrial customers. GDF SUEZ Energy North America is a part of the international energy group GDF SUEZ. For more information, please visit www.gdfsuezna.com.

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, Inc. 
1990 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 1900
Houston, TX 77056-4499 USA
Tel: 713 636 0000 www.gdfsuezenergyresources.com

Contact:
Julie Vitek
713 636 1962
Julie.vitek@gdfsuezna.com

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