Posted on 18 October 2019

bGrid appoints Bart Melis as CEO

Amsterdam, 14 October 2019 – The smart building company bGrid has appointed Bart Melis as CEO. He succeeds Wouter Kok, who will be responsible for the commercial developments of the company as Chief Commercial Officer.

For more than twenty years Bart Melis (54) held various management positions at companies in transition and he travelled all over the world for various collaborations and projects. He guided innovative IT companies to the next development phase, among other things by attracting strategic shareholders. As CEO of bGrid, he will focus on the further development of its innovative smart building technology and the further professionalization and scaling up of the organization.

Bart Melis about his appointment: “I am really looking forward to working at bGrid, where I, as an electrical engineer, feel very much at home. The company has focused on developing the most innovative smart building technology of the moment. Because of this we are now about to have an international breakthrough. I therefore see great opportunities to contribute to climate and user-friendly buildings and I cannot wait to be part of the next step in international growth in the coming years.”

About bGrid

bGrid is a fast-growing company that offers smart building solutions. The company, founded in 2015, is based on the conviction that working becomes more efficient and enjoyable by designing intelligent buildings that are environmentally friendly and offer great possibilities for the users of the building and the building owners. bGrid achieves this through the deployment of smart sensor networks that are integrated with the building management system on the one hand, and that interact with individual users on the other. In collaboration with various technology partners, bGrid carries out projects for several customers, among others Schiphol Real Estate, Microsoft, VodafoneZiggo, Unilever and the Municipality of Alkmaar. bGrid has 30 employees and is based in Amsterdam. For more information, visit: or follow bGrid on Twitter or Linkedin.


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