Energy Vault expands in the APAC with the appointment of Lucas Sadler

Lucas Sadler, Vice President of Sales and Business Development APAC at Energy Vault Holdings

Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. (Energy Vault), an organisation in sustainable, grid-scale energy storage solutions, announced the appointment of Lucas Sadler as Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Asia & Pacific (APAC), based in Melbourne, Australia.

What will be Sadler’s role at Energy Vault?

Sadler joins Energy Vault with more than 30 years of sales leadership experience across the renewable energy, power generation and energy storage sectors. Immediately prior to joining Energy Vault, he served as Vice President of Sales, ANZ, at Fluence Energy Inc.

In his role at Energy Vault, Sadler will be responsible for leading sales, business development and demand generation for the company’s energy storage software and infrastructure tech throughout the APAC region. Sadler and his team will focus on building upon Energy Vault’s existing presence in the region, which includes Korea Zinc and its subsidiaries Sun Metals and Ark Energy, and BHP in Australia, China Tianying/Atlas Renewable in China, and NTPC in India.

Energy Vault is a founding member of the Electric Mine Consortium, an Australia-based group of leading mining organisations who share the collective ambition to accelerate progress towards the fully electrified zero CO2 and zero particulates mine.

What were the executive’s thoughts on Sadler’s hire?

“APAC is a key growth market for Energy Vault as our innovative energy storage tech are in strong demand for energy and industrial applications as evidenced by our already strong and established presence in the region,” said Marco Terruzzin, Chief Product Officer, Energy Vault.

“Lucas’ on-the-ground expertise in the renewable energy and energy storage sectors further strengthens our relationships and reach in APAC, where large energy and mining companies have committed to decarbonization. Lucas’ focused experience positions him to best understand local market trends, drive increased demand and further accelerate deployments of our short and long-duration energy storage solutions and software platform,” Marco said.

“We believe our platform will serve as a critical enabling technology for decarbonization and the energy transition that is taking place throughout the APAC region. We are excited to bring on board a senior leader of Lucas’ caliber to our world-class executive team,” Marco said.

What is Sadler’s industry expertise?

“Energy Vault is bringing innovative energy storage technologies and solutions to market, solving many of the limitations of other storage technologies,” said Lucas Sadler, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Asia & Pacific (APAC), Energy Vault.

“The sustainability and circular economic benefits of Energy Vault’s storage systems are truly differentiated, and I believe that its ability to deliver short and long-term duration storage with a hardware-agnostic energy management software platform will provide a competitive advantage for utilities, energy companies and mining companies in APAC, which need energy on demand and for long periods of time to fuel 24/7 operations,” Lucas further commented.

“Energy Vault has achieved strong traction and I look forward to further expanding deployment opportunities for the firm’s gravity storage and software platform in the APAC.”

Prior to his role at Fluence, Sadler held senior sales, business development and management roles of increasing responsibility, including with Schneider Electric, Powerark Solar, Origin Energy, Yingli Green Energy, EnergyAustralia and Samsung. Sadler also served as a Director and Board Member of the Australian Solar Council and the Australian Energy Storage Council.

Sadler holds a Global Executive MBA from Monash School of Business – Melbourne, a program composed of three international modules at INSEAD, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and New York University Stern School of Business.