Fabrice Hudry, Vice President Energy Solutions at Samsung SDI

Fabrice Hudry is Vice President of Samsung SDI’s Energy Solutions business for the Americas, dedicated to transforming the energy world by creating innovative and practical value propositions for the successful development and implementation of Energy Storage Systems with local teams, partners and customers, across the energy sectors ranging from utility/MWs scale and Commercial & Industrial to telecommunications, Uninterruptible Power Supply, Battery Backup Units, and to residential end users.

With over 17 years of technical and international business experience in the energy, electricity and software industry, Fabrice began his career with Cegelec in France as a Power Systems Engineer working on Energy Management Systems software before transitioning in 1997 to Cegelec’s Automation Unit in WA, USA, which subsequently became Alstom Grid. There he managed the Dispatcher Training Simulator (DTS e-terra simulator) business creating state-of-the-art training & testing simulation systems.

In 2005, he received the Frost & Sullivan Energy Industry Training Product award for his industry achievements. In 2007, Fabrice was appointed head of Alstom Grid’s New Zealand business, developing and executing Transmission & Distribution projects with its strategic key accounts, ranging from the National Control Center Markets & Energy Management Systems to large Gas Insulated Switchgear and HVDC/FACTS turnkey substations.

Upon returning to the USA in 2009, Fabrice served as Alstom Grid’s Business Development Director and then as Smart Grid Director for North America, across a wide range of Product Lines, technologies and solutions including: smart control center solutions, smart power electronics, digital substations, condition monitoring & assets management, microgrids, Energy Storage Solutions, and renewable integration. Fabrice received his Master’s Degree in Power Systems from the French École Spéciale de Mécanique et d’Électricité Sudria school of Paris. He has also completed the Harvard Business School’s Corporate Executive Program and has been an IEEE Power Engineering Society member since 1999.