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Gary Barrow appointed Chief Technical Officer at JPS

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2016 | 5:38 AM
Newly appointed Chief Technical Officer of the Jamaica Public Service Company, Gary Barrow.

Gary Barrow has been appointed Chief Technical Officer of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), a role designed in recognition that the strategic future of the company depends on engineering and technology excellence and innovation.

In the role, Barrow will be in charge of bringing best in class engineering, technology, business processes and innovation, while enhancing the activities of system control and operations, the company said in a release.

“For the past three-and-a-half years, Gary has led various groups at JPS, including energy delivery, information technology and human resources,” said President and Chief Executive Officer of the JPS, Kelly Tomblin who made the appointment.

"In particular, Gary has been the author of our 2020 Vision for ‘Smart Power’, which includes smart grid and other devices," she added.

"Gary has also been a strategic thought partner for the transformation journey at JPS and I know he will continue to further our growth in his new role, with focus on bringing greater global knowledge and practices as well as the latest technology into JPS. I am certain that JPS will not be the same company in 2020 with Gary in this role,” Tomblin said.

“In addition, my hope is that by segregating this centre of excellence, we can further partner more effectively with local learning institutions to create excitement around our sector and our company, and ultimately grow employment in related industries,” she said.