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Merit Controls Sets Up for Strategic Growth

With Strong Project Management, Engineering and Technology Teams, New Business Development VP is Poised to Take Company to the Next Level

Houston, Texas and Clinton, NJ — July 12, 2021 — Merit Controls, the leading provider of grid integration products and services for utility-scale applications, has made yet another significant addition to its growing team by hiring Gio Hwang as vice president of business development.

Gio is a seasoned executive with nearly 20 years of experience in automation technology and the renewable energy industry. With a B.S. in electrical engineering, he started at National Instruments and fast-tracked his career under the CEO’s mentorship, making his way up to managing director where he held full profit & loss responsibility and operations for one of the company’s largest branches. He most recently served as director and head of strategy and product management at global energy storage integrator DOOSAN GRIDTECH, where he headed up corporate strategy planning and product development for the company’s advanced controls software business.

Now, Gio’s experience and knowledge ensures he is successfully positioned for his new role at Merit Controls.

“Joining Merit is a wonderful step forward in my career, aligning with our shared vision to help solve climate change issues,” he said. “I look forward to continuing the momentum of this forward-thinking company by identifying strategic opportunities to cultivate new markets.”

As vice president of business development, Gio will be responsible for direct sales of Merit’s SCADA, power plant control (PPC) and network solutions, as well as building a strong sales team.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Gio to our executive leadership,” said Tom Kuster, CEO of Merit Controls. “In the past year, we’ve made a number of hires to enhance our engineering, project management and technology teams. Building a robust sales force is the next step in our strategic growth plan; Gio is just the professional to take our company to the next level.”

About Merit Controls

Merit Controls provides advanced, proven grid integration products and services for utility power generation, all in one platform. Its expertise and proven intellectual property help streamline integration while increasing efficiency and reducing risk.  Merit Controls is a division of Merit SI Technologies, partially owned by Turner Renewable Energy. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas with additional offices in Austin, Texas and the technology center located in Clinton, New Jersey. For more information, visit

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