CARMEL, Ind., April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ACES today announced that Christopher D.Haas will succeed Riley “RB” Sloan as CEO of Meridian Cooperative, effective May 16, 2022. RB Sloan has been President and CEO of Meridian since 2013 and will be retiring.
Chris Haas is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at ACES, an energy risk management services provider headquartered in Carmel, Indiana. At ACES, Chris oversaw physical and cyber security, telecommunications, software development, data analytics, project management and customer onboarding, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance, analytical portfolio modeling, physical fuels trading, meteorological services and operational forecasting for solar energy. and hydropower generation, battery storage, electricity and natural gas prices and demand across ACES’ four offices.
“Utilities are facing change at a faster rate than ever before. Meridian is committed to anticipating these changes and delivering innovations that transform the utility customer experience. Chris’s background and experience in many many aspects of our industry give him deep expertise that will no doubt help guide Meridian into a new era,” said Meridian Chairman of the Board, Tom Stackhouse. “He has a long history of serving electricity cooperatives and public power entities. Equally important, Chris embodies the cooperative spirit and shares the values of our company,” he adds.
“Meridian’s future is bright,” Chris shares. “As we continue to practice stewardship modeled by RB, we rely on our innovative team to imagine the future and improve our customer experience.”
President and CEO of ACES, mike steffescommented, “Chris Haas joined ACES in 2000 as one of the first information technology employees at ACES. He was instrumental in building the foundation of people and systems at ACES and provided an engine for the growth and success of our business. Chris established himself as an effective leader early in his tenure at ACES and has been a tremendous asset to the company. The structures and systems he put in place and the people he mentored and helped develop were instrumental in setting up ACES to successfully serve our members and clients. We wish him the best as he embarks on this new chapter in his career.”
The Meridian Cooperative Enterprise is a trusted leader in the development of innovative utility software and technology solutions. As a cooperative, they are committed to providing their users with the billing, accounting, engineering and operations applications they rely on to deliver essential services in their communities. Their all-in-one solutions are cost-effective, flexible, and backed by expert design teams and dedicated support staff. With over 45 years of experience, they are unmatched in developing cutting-edge technologies and building lasting relationships in the communities they serve.
ACES is owned by twenty-one generation and transmission cooperatives and one independent distribution cooperative. The company assists its Members and Clients in the management of their energy risk. Members and customers served by ACES operate in all major electricity markets in United States and have a collective portfolio of over 50,000 MW of load and resources. Because ACES does not buy or sell energy on its own account, it avoids conflicts of interest and ensures alignment with the best interests of the organizations it serves.