Phil Bomard has joined energy storage and smart grid technology provider Clean Urban Energy (CUE) as president and chief operating officer. According to CUE, Bomard will focus on building out the sales and marketing organization, expanding the sales channel, and advancing the product roadmap.

Prior to joining CUE, Phil led the Energy Services Group at Siemens Industry Inc., a business that included energy monitoring, building commissioning, demand-response, procurement consulting, and energy-efficiency projects. Prior to Siemens, Phil was an early executive at Tridium, where he held key roles in strategic planning, marketing, and product management.

At CUE, Bomard will be called upon to refine CUE’s SaaS platform, an automated, scalable, energy-optimization system that exploits the thermal mass of commercial office buildings to optimize how a building uses energy.

“There is no doubt that there are significant grid constraints in several markets globally and investments in the smart grid continue at a record pace,” said Bomard. “I am excited to help lead the company toward capitalizing on the unique value proposition the CUE platform brings to both building owners and grid participants.”

“Phil brings a unique skill set to CUE, having spent many years of service in building energy efficiency and software product development,” said Rich Earley, Clean Urban Energy CEO. “I’m confident he will prove to be a tremendous asset both to CUE and its channel partners and we’re excited to have him on board.”

CUE secured in July $7 million in Series A financing. The investment was co-led by Battery Ventures and Rho Ventures, and will be applied to rapid product development and a multi-city expansion within the United States.