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Efergy Corporate - Home of energy monitors, energy meters and electricity monitors

Meet the Team

Don Munro
CEO & Founder
Mikel Aguirre Claramunt
COO & Founder

With our headquarters in the UK, efergy has a worldwide presence with offices and warehouses in Hong Kong, China, Australia, United States and Canada

Luke O’Shea
Director

Don Munro

CEO & Founder

As CEO, Don Munro is responsible for the strategy and leadership in efergy. Under his leadership, efergy has become one of the fastest growing companies in the consumer energy display industry.

Don has 22 years experience working in electronics, from development to distribution of new products, having spent the last 10 years in the energy management market, both in the UK and abroad. Don has opened up new international markets for efergy, setting up branches in Australia, Canada, USA and China. 

Don deals with the challenge of understanding the demand and opportunities in different parts of the world and turning this knowledge into actions. Don also acts as a Sales Director taking responsibility for Marketing, Business Development and Account Management for all areas of efergy that are not supported by a regional office.

It's really difficult to choose a favourite product, they're like children! I would have to say the next one.

I'm really excited to see the developments in home energy monitoring that we seem to be at the forefront of. 

 

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Mikel Aguirre Claramunt

COO & Founder

Before starting efergy in 2006, Mikel Aguirre worked for the United Nations as an Energy Consultant. As a COO, Mikel is responsible for efergy’s product vision and for managing the transition of the company’s portfolio to the “smart era”. 

He is also accountable for ensuring that efergy’s global operations are efficient and effective and that proper management of resources, information and accountability is conducted throughout the group.

Mikel received his BSc in Environmental Science from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain) and MSc in Industrial Ecology from Heidelberg Universität (Germany)

My favourite product is the elite because is simple-stupid and it works! I like working for efergy because we have a cause: to help people save money on their energy bills.

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Luke O’Shea

Director

Luke joined efergy in 2007 to set up the efergy in Australia. Luke has spent the last 18 years in the home appliance/electrical industry in a variety of product management and sales roles with major brands. 

This experience has helped him drive sales and assist efergy in new product development ideas.

Based from our office in Melbourne, Luke manages successfully the operations in Australia having made efergy the indisputable market leader. 

My favourite efergy product is the ego smart wi-fi socket because I can use it not only to monitor my energy use but my girlfriend can use it to feel safe by controlling the lamps if she is coming home alone late at night.

I like working for efergy because we are doing something that can help families struggling with electricity bill stress.

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Juan González
Director
Manu Aguirre Sarasua
Senior Business Advisor

Working with more global utilities than any of our competitors

Michael Parker
Sales Manager

Juan González

Director

Juan has spent over 23 years in the energy utility industry providing energy consultancy services and involved in demand management and energy efficiency projects.

Juan is responsible for managing our team in USA and for developing our network of distributors and resellers in the US.

My favorite product is the elite engage hub kit. It allows you to see your real time energy use from anywhere and it provides minute by minute graphs that allow you to see your usage patterns.

Also, having the elite display you can see the real time usage on the display. This helps customers to take control of their electric bill and at the same time help conserve our natural resources. 

I like working for Efergy because it's satisfying to help customers to save on their bills and protect our environment.

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Manu Aguirre Sarasua

Senior Business Advisor

Manu was the driving force behind Efergy in Spain during 2007-2010 and today he acts as a senior business advisor. Before joining Efergy, Manu worked as a teacher and Principal although he later joined the Basque Government to work as the Chief of Staff for the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism. Manu has a vast experience in helping businesses expand in the international market.

Manu has always been engaged with the Public Service and currently combines multiple responsibilities. He is an entrepreneur and business start-up expert in areas of education and culture, and as such, he is the founder of the International Jazz and Film Score Seminar of Zarautz as well as founder and Director of the International Orchestra "Pirineos Jazz Orchestra"

Michael Parker

Sales Manager

Michael has spent over 20 years working in the electronics field, principally in international sales. 

Fluent in Spanish, English, French, German and Italian, Michael is responsible for developing our network of resellers and distributors in Europe and as such he manages all relevant accounts within the continent. 

My favourite efergy product is the engage hub because it tells me what´s happening at home when I´m on the go.

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Gavin Munro
Digital Marketing Manager
Eric Wang
Product Manager
Ambiorix Féliz
Operations Manager
Roger Bassett
Product Specialist

Gavin Munro

Digital Marketing Manager

Gavin looks after all the online marketing. His job is to devise and execute marketing strategies to increase online sales across the global network of online stores in UK, Europe, US, Canada, Australasia. 

With his experience in media and marketing Gavin is constantly thinking of innovative new ways of getting our ideas out into the mass market. In the last 5 years Gavin and his team have helped raised efergy's online presense and and given the brand a global identity.

If it is a press release or a promotional campaign, Gav will help find the best way to convey the message of energy saving to the market. 

Gavin combines his role at efergy with a reputed career in painting and music outside business hours.

I have a soft-spot for the elite as it’s in more than a million happy energy saving homes, but the new engage solar kit is going to help a lot of people understand their generation and consumption.

My personal favourite is the ego, it’s simple to use and I have 4 around my house on timers to turn devices on and off automatically, so my place works like clockwork!

I enjoy working for efergy because I feel a real connection with our customers. All the staff have huge talent in their areas and there’s always a surprise challenge around the corner!

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Eric Wang

Product Manager

Eric has been working for over 12 years in electronics and communication field. For the past 5 years, he has focused on the IoT application in water saving and leak detection deployment. He's also been involved in embeded system design for wearable medical devices and home robots as well.
 
Eric is helping to shape efergy's product range and increasing it's exciting new product lines, ensuring product lifecycle adapts to the high demanding fast changing marketplace.
 
He is responsible for the development of all products. Managing the engineering and manufacturing teams, he ensures that we develop high-quality, innovative and cost-effective solutions for our projects with utilities, resellers and the public sector.
 
In his spare time Eric makes all kinds of smart gadgets and loves the basketball court!

 

Ambiorix Féliz

Operations Manager

Ambi, as we like to call him, manages all operational functions within the business, icluding sales order handling, logistics management, shipping, purchase order management, stock control and credit control.

He ensures day to day running of the business to be as easy and smooth as possible, controlling aspects of the business such as Finance, HR or logistics, making him the closest one to Superman at Efergy

My favorite efergy product is the ego smart wi-fi socket. It is just mind blowing that I don't have to be at home to control my appliances; for instance I remember being on holiday and opening the app just to turn on the radio (so people would think we were at home!)...now that's clever!

I like working at efergy because we put our customers first. We’re passionate about making other people’s life easier at the same time they look after our environment by reducing their energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Roger Bassett

Product Specialist

Roger heads our technical and customer call centre operations in Europe, being responsible for controlling customer service policies and standards and acting as a hub for second line support to resellers and partners in Europe.

Roger came to Efergy with 3 years working experience in Dixons as a Technical Service Agent and he knows everything you could ever want to know about our products.

This service is critical to achieving smooth rollouts and positive customer engagement for our utility customers.

My favourite Efergy Product is the  ego. The reason I chose the ego is it is one step closer to having a smart home.

I am looking forward to a future when I can control my homes and its energy consumption from my armchair.  

I currently use the ego to monitor the light cycle of my reef aquarium 

Lily Gu
Product Specialist
Fernando Zapata
Industrial Designer

Our focus is on new product development and customer satisfaction at all levels.

Jenny Xu
Senior Accountant

Lily Gu

Product Specialist

Lily heads our secondary line support team, spending most of her time testing components and technologies. She is heavily involved in Product Development projects and amongst other responsibilities she is accountable for qualifying all our online energy service products.

This service is critical to achieving successful products that can lead to smooth rollouts and positive customer engagement for our utility customers. 

In her spare time she is studying hard to get a Master’s Degree in Psychology, one of her personal passions.

My favourite efergy product is Ego because it let's me know whether my room-mates get up on time, whether my house is safe, besides saving energy and making my life more organised.

I like working for efergy because we are saving energy and the earth, and making life much better.

Fernando Zapata

Industrial Designer

Nando is the latest addition to the efergy family, he has experience as a creative director for recognized brands of Diageo portfolio; Johnnie Walker, Ciroc,Don Julio and Tanqueray and is dealing with all design elements within the efergy brand, from product to graphic design.

Able to combine artistic skills, hand drawn, digital illustration, and practical knowledge to conceptualize and produce designs for a variety of conceptual and manufactured products. 

My favourite efergy product is the ego because it’s the perfect mix of innovation, simplicity, convenience and user friendly design. With this stylish socket and its user friendly and easy navigation app, everybody can be able to switch appliances On/Off and also monitor their consumption.

I like working for efergy because of it’s interdisciplinary, multicultural, multi generation and talented team that work together on every project and tasks. This culture always makes the results better than expected. 

Jenny Xu

Senior Accountant

Jenny oversees all of the financial and administrative functions of the business.

Jenny is also accountable for ensuring that our management accounts are well  presented every month to the Board of Directors.

Scott Zhu
Software Developer
Vivian Xu
Senior Sales Assistant
Steve Chuang
Senior Business Advisor
Christos Katramados
Balkan Manager

Scott Zhu

Software Developer

Scott Zhu works as a Mobile App Developer at Efergy. He is responsible for the development of engage app including Android, iPhone and iPad.

Scott spent four years learning Computer Science at Zhejiang University of Technology and has more than five years of programming experience.

He used to work for companies like HuaWei and SkyMobi in the past.

Vivian Xu

Senior Sales Assistant

Vivian assists our Wireless Energy Monitor Sales Operations with logistic services, acting as a bridge between our customers’ needs and our manufacturing department.

Vivian ensures orders placed by our customers are produced meeting the highest quality standards and that they are delivered in a timely manner.

My favourite efergy product is the ego because it makes my life more convenient, I use it to switch on my oven while I’m on my way back from work.

efergy is my kind of company because we’re constantly developing innovative products.

Steve Chuang

Senior Business Advisor

Steve has over 20 years experience as a business advisor and has concentrated the last 5 years finding the best ways for efergy to produce cutting edge technology at a competitive price.

Steve's degree in Electronic Engineering and his MBA make him a vital member of the efergy team who is constantly using his experience and knowledge of his specialist areas to push our product to new levels.

Steve's proudest achievement is helping us make the elite one of the most popular In Home Display in the world.

Christos Katramados

Balkan Manager

Christos started working with efergy in 2011 to drive the business in Greece. Christos has over 10 years experience in the energy sector and has a solid knowledge of engineering and management. Before engaging with efergy, Christos was working as a Commercial director in an energy company, being responsible for the company's market share growth and promotion, by creating and establishing unique services and ideal product combinations for its clients.

His goal and passion is to offer the best possible combination of products and services to the end users, so they could get the outmost of their purchase.

Christos is responsible for managing the efergy brand in Greece, developing a network of distributors and resellers, along with engaging with Utilities and Public sector projects, with a mission to position efergy as the leading company in the Balkan area.

My favorite efergy product is the engage kit because it is a full energy monitoring system, that provides you with real time energy usage, easy to read and comprehend information, and most of all the flexibility to view your energy data from anywhere!

I enjoy working with efergy because their ingenuity, innovation and business ethics help me to excel as their region representative

Our 10 key sales personnel have 170 years combined experience in the electronic and energy saving industry

Thanasis Mitsigolas
Website Programmer

Over 1 million displays sold to over 100 countries

Weson Su
System Engineer

Thanasis Mitsigolas' field of expertise is the web design, development and SEO. His passion for technology and innovative products drove him to study Applied Informatics and Economics Management where he gained a degree.  

During his working career he's designed, developed and participated in projects of web sites, e-shops and their promotion on the web. His main goal when creating websites is to make them search engine friendly using the latest development principles and techniques.

In his spare time he likes to read fictional books, watch films and he loves music. 

Weson is our system engineer.He has set-up the embedded platform as well as developing the ZigBee Smart Energy products.

In his spare timer he enjoys horse-riding.

I enjoy working with efergy as I feel that they are one of the few companies at the forefront of smart energy monitoring.

Jesper Ferwerda
Marketing Assistant
Peter Thomas
Product Specialist
Niko Tian
Sales Assistant
Patrick Poon
Technology Advisor

Jesper the Jester is involved in all areas of marketing support, market research on customers and future markets. He reads a lot of data! His job is finding the correct data and looking for trends and opportunities.

I love working for efergy because I have the freedom to think outside the box and have all thoughts considered.

Going to work and going home are equally looked forward to!

Peter Thomas

Product Specialist

Peter heads our technical and customer call centre operations in Europe, being responsible for controlling customer service policies and standards and acting as a hub for second line support to resellers and partners in Europe.

This service is critical to achieving smooth rollouts and positive customer engagement for our utility customers. 

Niko Tian

Sales Assistant

Niko assists our Energy Saving Product Sales Operations with logistic services.

She acts as the communication point between our clients and our manufacturing department.

Niko ensures the orders placed by our customers are produced meeting the highest quality standards and that they are delivered in a timely manner.

Technology Consultant

Patrick Poon

Patrick's years of experience in the industry have brought some great advantages to efergy.

His knowledge of existing technology is staggering he has an uncanny way of  new developments that can keep our products at the top of the league when it comes to functionality and future proofing.

 

 

Simon Crane
Northern Europe Sales Manager

Contracts with 20+ utilities globally

Lily Chen
Test Engineer
Simon Li
Production Engineer

Simon looks after sales and service for Northern Europe. He's had fourteen years Senior Management and Director experience in retail channel and B2B Sales with many notable achievements including gaining business from numerous blue-chip accounts both at home and abroad.

My favourite efergy product is the engage hub kit, I think it gives the user a real insight into their energy data in a simple and effective way.

I use the kit at home and I've made a habit of checking it when I get to the office to make sure I've switched everything off!

Lily has one of the most critical jobs in the R and D team. She is the testing engineer for all the smart home products.

She's also responsible for the efficiency, effectiveness, capability and capacity of the production test process.  

I'm a perfectionist, it's both a strength and a weakness, but with efergy I find it a strength!

Simon has the primary responsibility to ensure that all production operations are ready to go at the scheduled start of production date.

He has experience in logistics and understands every part of the manufactoring process.

I enjoy working with efergy because their company culture is very clearly defined and issues can be resolved before they turn into problems. 

 I'm continually looking for ways to increase efficiency in all our processes

Ben Wang
Zigbee Engineer
Marc Dai
Communications Manager
Vivian Wu
Administration Manager
Kevin Zhu
Software Engineer

As our ZigBee firmware framework engineer Ben has experience in ZigBee 1. & 1.2, SMETS and GBCS firmware design.

In his spare time he enjoys playing ping pong and reading as many novels as he can!

Efergy's product roadmap includes all the areas of firmware design that I am most interested in.

I believe the efergy products that are being developed for ZigBee and SMETS protocol will the best available on the market.

Mark's principal role in efergy is to analyse the customer's request and make sure that all of their requirements can be met. From his assesment the team can strategically plan the implementation of the development process.

He also deals in certification for all smart products.

He relaxes by reading and playing basketball.

I'm lucky to work with efergy as most of the time our customer requests are very well detailed.

There hasn't yet been a situation that we couldn't accomodate.

Vivian Wu

Administration Manager 

Vivian joined Efergy Australia in 2007 and brings a wealth of experience in Accounting and Administration from years of experience in Electronics and the home appliance industry.  

Her attention to detail in all areas of accounting, purchasing, invoicing and distribution ensures Efergy Australasia runs like a well oiled machine.
 

Kevin is our sotware engineer, primarily responsible for ZigBee HA product develop as well as ZigBee SE product development.

He works together with Lily Chen to fix any bugs that may occur. 

He loves to play badminton, rambling and listening to music.

I like working with efergy because they give me tough challenges to work with and so far, I've me them head-on!

 

 

Our employees all believe that we should build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm and make energy saving as easy as possible for as many as possible

Emma Sanchez
Market Research Assistant

Emma Sanchez

Market Research Assistant

Emma performs all the back room research for efergy. We like to know what our customers think of our products and Emma contacts customers to get their feedback on product and service satisfaction. 

She's a graduate of Leeds University in the UK and studies marketing.

We use this data to improve our systems ensuring the best possible quality to our users.

I have to say that the engage is my favourite product. I spent my first 6 months in efergy researching customer feedback, I feel like I know it inside out! 

 


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