Kieckhafer will provide expertise in value driven enterprises, strategic direction, and opportunities for continued growth AES Corporation, the leading manufacturer of private wireless alarm communications equipment, appointed William Kieckhafer to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. Kieckhafer is a strong leader of high-performance teams and builder of thriving organisations. Kieckhafer is responsible for the development and implementation of the Company's vision, mission, and business plans to advance the Company's initiatives. Prior to joining the AES management team, he held high ranking roles at small privately-held and multi-billion dollar business-to-business manufacturing companies with offices and distribution channels worldwide. He will be providing expertise in value driven enterprises, strategic direction, and opportunities for continued growth. "Throughout his stellar career, Bill has garnered a wealth of knowledge to draw from as he joins the AES organisation," said Michael Sherman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, AES Corporation. "This is an exciting time in our Company's 40 year history. I am confident that with his exceptional track record driving business success, Bill will play a key role in upholding our position in the marketplace." Mr. Kieckhafer currently serves on the board of advisors for two privately-held companies. He has an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Wisconsin with an MBA from Boston University. "I am excited to be starting the next chapter of my career at AES," said Kieckhafer. "I look forward to helping the Company focus on operational excellence and continue to produce high quality security solutions that protect people and property while also boosting customer satisfaction."