August 10, 2020

Gary Hayes Joins Utegration Leadership Team to Drive Solution Strategies for the Utility and Energy Sector

August 10, 2020: HOUSTON—Bart Thielbar, President and CEO of Utegration, one of the largest full-service SAP consulting and solutions companies focused on utilities and energy in North America, announces that Gary Hayes has joined Utegration as Chief Solutions Officer.

Gary Hayes

With more than 30 years of management and leadership experience, Mr. Hayes is a highly respected utility industry veteran who has successfully transformed business, field and customer operations to achieve targeted efficiencies and effectiveness. His strategic solution and program leadership capabilities have been integral to improved operations at many major utilities and extend across core ERP, asset management and customer service—both from a regulated and deregulated market perspective.

Most recently, Mr. Hayes served as Senior Vice President and CIO at CenterPoint Energy where he led transformative initiatives to deliver advanced operational solutions, analytics and customer innovations supporting both regulated and competitive energy business solutions.

“Gary is a proven leader, and he also shares our passion, vision and values,” said Mr. Thielbar. “He brings a depth and breadth of experience that will be a powerful asset to our clients as they prepare for their current and future digital transformations.”

“The demand to provide effective and efficient technology for corporate, field and customer operations continues to grow,” said Mr. Hayes. “At the same time, the economic pressures to drive technology costs down require our industry to ensure solution strategies that provide best cost, faster return and sustainable operational outcomes.  This is embedded within all of the innovation, disruption, transformation, consolidation and change our industry faces today. Technology is core to all of these. Utilities need partners who understand these challenges and can deliver results. Utegration has built a strong reputation in the industry as an excellent partner and I am thrilled to be part of their next chapter.”

About Utegration

Utegration is a Houston-based full-service consulting and solution provider specializing in analytics and SAP technology for the utilities industry. Our industry experts have earned the trust of electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities across North America with our innovative products, outcome-driven roadmaps, and a track record of successful implementations. Utegration optimizes new technology for finance, customer management and asset operations to maximize our clients’ return on investment, while minimizing risk and complexity. Before you implement new technology, talk to Utegration. See how we can make the future work for you. Learn more at