Schneider Electric has appointed Marc Garner, a 17-year veteran of the company, as the new Senior Vice President of its Secure Power Division in Europe. The new role will bolster the Division’s vision to build sustainable data centres of the future and accelerate sustainability ambitions in the industry.
Marc Garner will look to help customers navigate the challenges brought on by the current energy crisis.
Prior to the new role, Marc Garner was Vice President for the Secure Power Division in the UK and Ireland for Schneider Electric. Garner joined Schneider Electric in 2005 as part of the company’s graduate programme. He will now be responsible for the company’s physical infrastructure, edge computing, and uninterruptible power supply solutions.
“I believe that digitalisation and electrification are the key vectors for decarbonisation, and that our company’s vision for Electricity 4.0 will be vital to help the data center sector transition from a consumer to a prosumer to enable greater resilience of the grid,” said Garner.
The previous Senior Vice President of the Secure Power Division, Robert McKernan, was promoted to globally lead Schneider Electric’s Cloud & Service Providers segment.
Earlier this month, Schneider Electric made an urgent call for governments and organisations across the globe to address the worldwide energy crisis. The company pushed for more sustainability action and increased investments in technologies that will reduce carbon emissions and bolster energy security.
“Today’s climate and energy crises are an economic reality for ever-increasing numbers of people. We must act in our own best long-term, not short-term, interests. We must not avoid the tough decisions. There can be no long-term prosperity without a complete energy transition,” said Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Schneider Electric’s Chairman and CEO.
Schneider Electric believes that delivering increased efficiency across existing infrastructure through digitisation and automation will be among the most important levers in the next decade, as it is said to be the fastest and most capital-efficient means for many organisations to reduce emissions.