Energy and Product Industry Leaders Join Uptake

Uptake has added top energy industry and product talent from leading brands to its team.

For Immediate Release
Oct. 18, 2017

CHICAGO—Uptake, a predictive analytics software company, today announced that it has added top energy industry and product talent from leading brands to its team. Two of the three key hires join Uptake’s energy team headed by Global Energy Solutions Lead Sonny Garg, who was previously Exelon Corporation’s Chief Information and Innovation Officer and the President of Exelon Power:

  • Michael Donohue, who formerly held multiple c-suite positions at GE Power, will serve as a vice president for energy and lead Uptake’s utilities work.
  • Alex Byrne was previously a principal engineer at DNV GL, a global wind engineering consultancy. Byrne will guide Uptake’s research and innovation in the wind sector.

The energy team also includes former employees from Siemens Gamesa, Nordex Acciona, Vaisala and EDP Renewables. Uptake is also deepening its product bench with Tom Anderson joining as a product vice president. Anderson previously served as the Vice President of Enterprise Technology at GE Digital, Chief Information Officer at GE Transportation and Chief IT Auditor at GE.

“Uptake continues to add top talent to its team that challenges what is possible. Together, we’re creating a world where current turbines produce even more energy, where fossil fuel plants pollute less, and where buildings stay warmer and cooler using less energy,” Garg said. Earlier this year, two Berkshire Hathaway Energy subsidiaries announced that they would use Uptake’s predictive analytics software for their wind fleets, which account for approximately 5 percent of North American wind energy.

Uptake’s wind suite is commercially available and enables wind power owners to increase availability, maximize online performance and optimize maintenance and site operations for wind fleets located around the world—without the installation of new hardware.

ABOUT UPTAKE Uptake is a SaaS company in Chicago. Uptake’s predictive analytics products detect problems before they happen to make industries more reliable, productive, safe and secure. It has been recognized as a “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum, and was recently listed in the top five of CNBC’s Disruptor 50, an exclusive ranking of private companies transforming the economy. For more information, visit