Energy Executive Moves: Camfil, Regen Energy, Joule Assets, Bright Power, Cadmus Group, Civilight

October 27, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

energy manageCamfil Air Pollution Control appointed Alan O’Connell (pictured) as executive vice president in charge of worldwide operations. O’Connell has served with Camfil APC’s parent company, the Camfil Group (Stockholm, Sweden) for more than three decades. O’Connell was president and CEO of the Camfil Group for 12 years, stepping down from that post in late 2013 to serve in a senior advisory capacity. O’Connell replaces Lee Morgan, who will resign as Camfil APC president at the end of the year.

Regen Energy appointed Pete Malcolm as president and chief executive officer. He joins Regen from Power Assure where he was president and CEO.

Joule Assets hired Jessica Stromback as general manager and senior vice president, Europe, to head the company’s expansion of its financing solutions in Europe. Joule Assets previously announced the opening of Joule Assets BV in the Netherlands. The company has since also established operations in Finland and Belgium. Stromback was previously the founder and executive director of the Smart Energy Demand Coalition, a Brussels-based non-profit, representing demand side programs.

Brian Klansky joined Bright Power as vice president of sales and marketing. Klansky was most recently vice president of sales and marketing at US Energy.

Lois Gordon joined The Cadmus Group as vice president in charge of the firm’s Utility Solutions practice. Gordon will lead the firm’s suite of planning and assessment support services for energy utilities. Gordon has previously been a co-founder and CEO of energy consulting firm Ecos Consulting (now Ecova).

Civilight North America appointed five lighting industry veterans to sales and marketing positions. Dennis Picklesimer will oversee regional sales managers across the country, each of whom will focus on a targeted geographic region. Sharon Katz joined the company as director of marketing. Michael Goldberg now serves as Civilight’s northeast regional sales manager. Bennie Pierce has been named southeast regional sales manager, and Preston Matthews has been named western regional sales manager.

The Ecotech Institute named Auston Van Slyke as director of the Wind Energy Technology program. Van Slyke has been with the school since 2011, teaching wind turbine fundamentals, wind turbine systems, troubleshooting, fluid power, wind safety and industrial and residential wiring.

The NW Energy Coalition executive board named Nancy Hirsh to succeed Sara Patton as executive director, effective in January 2014. Patton has directed the Coalition for 20 years. Hirsh has been Coalition policy director for 18 of those years.

ViZn Energy Systems appointed David Mintzer as vice president of business development and Del Allison as vice president of sales to ramp up manufacturing of its zinc redox flow battery systems. Previously, Mintzer was VP of business development at ET Solar. Prior to ViZn, Allison held executive level sales positions at SolarBridge Technologies, Achronix Semiconductor and PureEnergy Solutions.

The Alliance to Save Energy confirmed two new members, Gil Quiniones and Clinton Vince, to serve on its board of directors. Quiniones is the president and CEO of New York Power Authority and Vince is a partner of Dentons’ Energy Sector.

Renewable NRG Systems hired Wallace Lafferty as vice president of engineering. Previously, Lafferty served as the vice president of operations for Offshore Wind Power Systems of Texas.

The Green Building Initiative announced two appointments to its board of directors; Rich Mitchell, president and managing principal at Mackenzie and Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy.

Marc Plaisted joined LED Source as vice president of franchise operations, a newly created position. Plaisted, a former vice president of the Dairy Queen Operators Association, will oversee the strategic planning of the franchise network with particular emphasis on the profitability of the network both in the short and intermediate term.

The UK’s Energy Institute elected Jim Skea to succeed Ian Marchant as president in June 2015. Skea is currently Research Councils UK Energy Strategy Fellow and Professor of Sustainable Energy at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College.

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