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Roundup: Congatec adds new CEO, CFO while Olea adds VP for government relations

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Roundup: Congatec adds new CEO, CFO while Olea adds VP for government relations

Congatec, an embedded and edge computing technology provider, has announced its new leadership team, with Dr. Dirk Haft taking over as the new CEO and Daniel Jürgens as the new CFO. Gerhard Edi, previously CTO, will assume the newly created position of CSO (Chief Strategy Officer). Konrad Garhammer, previously Worldwide Director of Engineering, will move to the position of CTO. The aim of the new top management team is to accelerate internationalization, make the supply chain even more reliable and efficient, and generate further growth in new markets such as functional safety and critical infrastructures, which require the company to build up new competencies in both software and manufacturing.

Dr. Haft brings a wealth of leadership experience to take congatec to a new level of growth in the embedded and edge computing markets. Jürgens adds international M&A and private equity experience to the updated congatec management team. Gerhard Edi, a congatec co-founder and a veteran of the embedded computing industry, will be responsible for the future technology and product strategy as CSO and also drive expansion of strategic partnerships with technology suppliers, partners and customers.

The congatec advisory board welcomes Dr. Dirk Haft, Daniel Jürgens and Konrad Garhammer to the management team and looks forward to working with them for the next stage of congatec’s growth trajectory, which aims to further strengthen the company’s position as a global market leader in embedded and edge computing. The accelerated growth strategy will make congatec an even stronger partner for customers, helping them even more effectively to solve their constantly changing technology and business challenges.

Olea names new VP of Government Relations

Olea Edge Analytics, an intelligent edge computing platform for the water utility industry, has announced that Quinn Jackson-Elliott has been named to the company’s executive team as Vice President of Government Relations. Since joining the company in March 2020, Jackson-Elliott has played an important role in forging partnerships with cities and utilities across the country.

In her new position, Jackson-Elliott will build Olea Edge Analytics’ government relations function with a focus on revenue recovery, asset management and operational efficiency to achieve results. She will help water utilities solve problems by integrating technology as a key component of utility management.

Jackson-Elliott’s career spans over twenty years. She served the citizens of the City of Atlanta for fourteen years, rising to Deputy Commissioner of the city’s Department of Watershed Management. She is a member of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP), American Water Works Association (AWWA), The Smart Meter Networks Forum (The SWAN Forum) and Global Water Works (GWW). As Senior Director of Business Development at Olea Edge Analytics, Jackson-Elliott worked to meet client needs and help resolve any challenges the utility faced.

Her deep experience in government operations and procurement proved essential as Olea Edge Analytics partnered with Atlanta on a $3.9 million deal in February.

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