Advanced Energy Industries promoted Yuval Wasserman to president and CEO. Wasserman has been with solar inverter and power conversion manufacturer Advanced Energy since 2007, having joined as SVP of sales, marketing & service. Prior to AE, Wasserman was CEO of Tevet Process Control Technologies, a semiconductor metrology firm.
According to his LinkedIn profile, John Barton was named SVP of Global Services at SunEdison. Barton has been the CEO of several startup companies, including Wave Optics and Novera Optics.
Glen Davis was promoted to CEO of RES Americas, a subsidiary of RES Group. Glen was the CEO of developer Agile Energy before it was acquired by RES Group. RES Group recently sold an early-stage 200-megawatt project in Nevada to NV Energy.
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation appointed James Laurito as CEO. Laurito joined Central Hudson in 2009. Prior to that, he served as president of both New York State Electric and Gas Corporation and Rochester Gas & Electric Corporation.
Wave energy startup Aquamarine Power named John Malcolm as its new CEO, replacing Martin McAdam, who served six and half years in the post. John served for 25 years in various roles with Royal Dutch Shell, including as managing director of PDO, Oman's largest oil and gas producer.
David Meyers is now EVP of marketing and sales at Borrego Solar Systems, a developer of commercial-scale solar projects, according to his LinkedIn profile. He was previously VP of sales at DC Systems, and before that, he worked at EnerNOC as regional director of business development.
Noah Eckert was named chief commercial officer at BayWa Renewable Energy, a North American renewable energy project developer. He was previously SVP of sales and business development at Martifer Solar, according to his LinkedIn profile.
The 2014 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report suggests that the state's clean energy industry has grown by almost 50 percent since 2010 and now includes 88,372 employees and 5,985 firms. According to the report, "From July 2013 to July 2014, clean energy jobs in Massachusetts grew by 10.5 percent." The state's alternative energy industry is valued at $10 billion, accounting for 2.5 percent of Massachusetts’ gross state product, according to the report.
Russell Siegelman was named board chair at the recently launched Global Innovation Fund, a $200 million impact fund targeting poverty solutions that can scale. The initial financial partners are USAID (U.S.), DFID (U.K.), SIDA (Sweden), DFAT (Australia) and Omidyar Network, according to a release. Siegelman was a partner at KPCB for more than a decade, investing in consumer and technology companies.
Jimmy Chuang is now Chief Structured Finance Officer at Brite Energy, a solar finance firm being spun out of Protection 1, a business and home security company. Before joining Brite Energy, Chuang was VP and head of Structured Finance at SolarCity.