Duke Energy is proud to announce the appointment of Bob Vary as VP Business Development

Bob Vary has joined Duke Energy as Vice President of Business Development and subsequently promoted to SVP, Sales and Relationship Management and will become a member to the Enterprise Leadership Team. Bob will also assume responsibility for commercial renewables sales.  He is responsible for managing accounts and business development, and driving wholesale power, commercial renewables and distributed energy solution sales for all municipal, cooperative and investor-owned utilities, as well as large commercial and industrial customers. Bob’s team is the company’s primary customer interface, managing account relationships for Duke Energy’s top accounts, engaging customers that fit within its top commercial segments, and promoting Duke Energy’s portfolio of products and solutions to our target customers.

With more than 29 years of experience in the energy industry, Bob has held various leadership roles in sales and marketing, account management, and service in the U.S. and Europe, including head of sales for the Americas region for ABB Group. Bob serves on the boards of REC Solar, Tangent Energy Solutions, PHX Management Holdings LLC and Joules Accelerator. Bob received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

He grew up in West Wareham, Mass. He and his wife, Michelle, have four sons.

About Duke Energy

Duke Energy, one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States, supplies and delivers electric services to approximately 7.7 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest. The company also distributes natural gas services to approximately 1.6 million customers in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Its commercial business operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 150 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.