Tantalus Systems Corp., a leading provider of two-way, real-time data communications for utilities, has added two sales veterans to accommodate its growing Smart Grid market share.


Michael Julian is now vice president of business development, and Bob Hannough becomes vice president of sales.

Julian and Hannough will be working out of Tantalus’ commercial headquarters in Raleigh, the company said in an announcement.


Tantalus’ systems are deployed at utilities throughout North America.

The company has posted 500 percent revenue growth over the past three years.

Prior to joining Tantalus, Julian worked for General Electric and several leading telecom manufacturing companies including Catapult Communications, Tekelec and Ericsson.

Hannough comes to Tantalus from Maritz Canada.


“These high caliber executives add invaluable experience to our sales team, and will be instrumental in helping us keep our momentum on track,” said Tantalus President and CEO Eric Murray.

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