ION Appoints Giles Hohn as Vice President of Operations

LOUISVILLE, KY — May 4, 2023 — ION today announced that it has appointed Giles Hohn as vice president of operations. Hohn will lead ION’s operations team and will be responsible for the successful deployment of ION’s water optimization platform across its affordable housing customer base.

“From assessment through implementation, we are dedicated to providing the best customer experience possible,” said Jack Howell, ION Founder and CEO. “Giles brings 15 years of operations experience to ION, and we are confident he will enhance our ability to optimize water consumption for affordable owners and developers across the U.S.”

Hohn previously served as senior service director for GE Renewable Energy where he managed all aspects of a $100 million business with over 140 employees and 2,800 wind turbines. While with GE Renewable Energy, he also served as North American operations leader and western region operations leader and site manager.

Prior to GE Renewable Energy, Hohn was plant manager for one of the largest medical gas plants in North America. He was also a captain in the Army where he served as operations manager for two 80-person special forces companies.

“ION’s platform is a game changer for the affordable housing industry,” Hohn said. “I look forward to working closely with customers and helping them to realize the full value of our platform.”

ION’s water optimization platform improves water efficiencies by identifying and analyzing unit-level water events, pinpointing malfunctions and generating automated work orders to stop water loss before it impacts a property’s operating income. ION can help reduce water consumption and monthly water bills by as much as 70%.

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ION enables affordable owners and developers to conserve water and reduce expenses by providing actionable water data. Its water optimization platform helps clients reduce water consumption and costs by as much as 70% compared to industry averages. Developers can reinvest savings into properties to improve residents’ quality of life, and lower and more reliable utility costs can dramatically improve net operating income (NOI). For more information, visit

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