Electric car battery maker A123 Systems named Jason Forcier as its CEO. The DOE loan guarantee recipient went bankrupt earlier this year and its automotive unit was purchased by China's largest auto parts maker, Wanxiang Group. A123's customers include BMW, GM and China's SAIC Motor Corp.
Recyclebank, a VC-funded startup that rewards people for green actions, named Anurag Jain as CTO. Jain was most recently VP of Engineering at WebMD.
Intermolecular, a combinatorial experimental platform for semiconductors with PV applications, named Rick Neely as CFO. Neely was most recently CFO of Tessera Technologies, a semiconductor intellectual property provider.
Sungevity named Ken Schwarz as CFO. Most recently, Schwarz served as CFO and SVP of Information Systems at Primus Telecommunications Group (PTGI).
SolarReserve named Tim Rosenzweig as CFO. Prior to joining SolarReserve, Rosenzweig served as CEO of Goldwind USA, part of Goldwind, the largest manufacturer of wind turbines in China. Prior to his tenure at Goldwind, Rosenzweig was a co-founder and CFO of wind developer First Wind. SolarReserve develops and builds concentrating solar power plants with integrated molten saltstorageand has hundreds of megawatts under development or construction in the U.S. and South Africa.
Bryan Ashley, an early Suniva employee and its CMO and VP of Marketing and Sales, has joined Syncsort, a data integration and protection company.
RES Americas added Robert Morgan and Glen Davis, formerly the founders of Agile Energy, as Chief Development Officer and Chief Commercial Officer, respectively. RES Americas, a developer and power plant owner and operator, plans to acquire Agile Energy's solar development assets.
Gordon Brinser, former President of SolarWorld Industries and a prominent voice in the China-U.S. solar panel tariff campaign, has been "invited" to assume an "ongoing [role]" with the company as of its recent restructuring.
SolarBridge, a maker of integrated PV microinverters, named Andrew Nichols as VP of worldwide sales. Nichols was most recently the long-time VP of sales at Enphase Energy, "where he built the sales and customer support organization from the ground up, and established and executed its channel distribution partnerships and strategy." Prior to Enphase, Nichols was director of North American sales for Xantrex's inverter business.
Dan Primack of Fortune's Term Sheet reports that John Denniston, who co-runs the KPCB Green Growth Fund, is leaving Kleiner Perkins to lead the St. Vincent De Paul Society. Additionally, Fortune has obtained a memo sent from KPCB to its LPs revealing that:
"KP’s active early-stage [practice] will be led by a group of just five managing directors (who also will serve as the funds’ investment committee). The five are: John Doerr, Ted Schlein, Randy Komisar, Beth Seidenberg and Mike Abbott. Those left out include Matt Murphy, Chi-Hua Chen, Amol Deshpande and Trae Vassallo. All of those folks are said to be remaining as 'general partners' of the fund, but won’t be making final investment decisions."