Earth Networks VP of Global Sales James E. Anderson was elected chairperson of the International Association of Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry at its 21st general assembly meeting held during the World Meteorological Congress in Geneva last month, the company announced.
HMEI, which is made up of nearly 150 member companies from 30 countries, promotes the views of the private industry providers of products and services in the meteorological, hydrological, climatological and related fields. In his new role, Anderson will represent the private sector at the World Meteorological Organization Executive Council and Congress and other meetings.
Anderson is focused on the international and domestic expansion of Earth Networks and meeting the weather and environmental monitoring needs for a number of vertical market stakeholders, including government agencies, aviation, energy and mining. Anderson joined the company in 2002 and launched the business efforts in the energy, public safety, federal government and commercial verticals.
Previously, Anderson was a principal consultant at American Management Systems, where he helped launch the energy and utilities practice. Prior to that, he conducted economic and public policy research in the agriculture and environmental sectors.
Anderson holds an MBA from Georgetown University, a Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Policy from the University of Maine, and a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology and Environmental Economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
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