Stappers, Hugo C. 

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Mr. Stappers is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in sales and marketing and sales support operations. He joined Hitachi Energy through the acquisition of Pioneer Solutions and is responsible for driving the global Energy Portfolio Management business by determining go-to-market strategies and supporting sales activities and performance. 

Before Hitachi Energy, he was Director of Sales and Marketing EMEA at Pioneer Solutions and responsible for client-related activities including revenue, go-market strategy, and customer satisfaction across Europe and the Middle East/Africa region for the C/ETRM solutions. 

Prior to Pioneer Solutions, he held the position of Director of Sales/Marketing at SoftSmiths, Inc., an ETRM vendor catering to the North American market, based in Houston, Texas. Starting his career after military service in the Dutch Navy, he held sales support positions with Oracle based in Europe and the Middle East. 

Mr. Stappers holds a Bachelor-level diploma from the Institute for Business Administration in the Netherlands and had executive training from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Management, and IMD Business School.