New Executive Vice President of Smart Energy

Powel is delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Darell as the new Executive Vice President, Smart Energy to the Executive Team.

Darell brings to his new role extensive capabilities in international sales and management from several global technology companies, amassed during his 20 years in the IT and software industries.

“We are very pleased to welcome Tom to the senior leadership team. His background from the global IT and software industry will be an important asset to Powel,” says Trond Straume, CEO, Powel. “We are serving a rapidly changing market with an increased need for more advanced software, and business value enabled by high quality products are essential to meet this demand. Tom’s experience is a perfect fit for these needs. His appointment will strengthen our team and help ensure that we keep meeting customer needs and demands, both in existing and new markets.”

“Powel is an admirable company with a proven track record of realising business value for its customers and a solid potential for further expansion. Creating focused growth in selected markets is something I have long experience with and this will be a key task in my new position at Powel”, says Darell. 

Darell’s extensive background in IT includes roles at Avaya, Ericsson and Capgemini. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and an MBA from the University of Navarra. 

Darell will start in this role on 7 January 2019. Arnstein Kjesbu, who has held the role as interim head of the Smart Energy business, will return to his position as EVP Strategy on this date.


About Powel:

Powel AS provides business-critical software solutions and related services to energy and utilities markets, public sector and the construction industry. Our solutions are developed in close cooperation with our customers and technology partners. The company has more than 1300 customers in over 20 countries.   

Powel is a privately-owned company founded in 1996 with 500 employees, headquartered in Trondheim, Norway. The company has offices in eight countries. For more information, please go to